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Growth uptick, multiple tailwinds to prop up information technology sector

Weak rupee, expectations of higher IT spending by US clients and undemanding valuations keep frontline stocks in demand

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Ram Prasad Sahu Mumbai
The information technology (IT) indices were the key gainers last week, outperforming the broader markets with a rise of about 4 per cent, led by both large- and mid-cap companies.

The broader markets might see intermediate rallies, such as the one on Monday. However, due to concerns over stiff broader market valuations of 18 times FY19 earnings estimates — mid- and small-caps are significantly expensive — and worsening macro indicators, such as inflation and rising bond yields, investors are looking at the IT sector as a defensive bet. The change in sentiment is also supported by the improving growth prospects

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 10:55 PM IST

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