April 23, 2018 / 5:03 AM / 3 months ago

India's TCS shares hit record, touches $100 bln in market cap

April 23 (Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India’s biggest software services exporter, breached the 3,500 Indian rupee ($52.87) per share mark on Monday for the first time, reaching $100 billion in market capitalisation.

Shares of the Mumbai-based company rose as much as 4.4 percent to a record high of 3,553 rupees, extending gains for a third straight session after the company posted its biggest-ever profit last week on new deals in the March quarter.

Net profit touched 69.04 billion rupees, beating analysts’ average estimate of 67.98 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The NSE IT index hit an all-time high on Monday.

$1 = 66.1950 Indian rupees Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath

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