© Reuters Infosys, HDFC Bank Drag Indian Stocks Down Sharply: What’s Behind Today’s Plunge?
Indian markets opened deep in red on Monday amid weak global cues, with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex plunging over 1,100 points, or nearly 2%.
Heavyweights Infosys Ltd (NYSE: INFY) and HDFC Bank Ltd (NYSE: HDB) weighed the most on the domestic bourse, losing nearly 7% and 3.4%, respectively.
According to ICICI Securities, “quarterly earnings reports, news flow on the Russia-Ukraine war and rising COVID-19 cases in China remained on investors’ radar.”
Companies In News: India’s top software services provider, Infosys, slumped as much as 7% to an eight-month low on the Sensex. The company last week reported revenue growth below market expectations and a sequential drop in quarterly EBIT margin of 200 bps to 21.5%.
“Infosys’s performance in Q4 was weak, both on revenue growth and margin,” according to ICICI Securities.
Meanwhile, HDFC Bank also released its quarterly results. The private sector banking major reported a 22.8% year-on-year increase in net profit for the Jan-March quarter.
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Infosys, HDFC Bank Drag Indian Stocks Down Sharply: What’s Behind Today’s Plunge?