Disagree with Two Influencing Views ~ that of Deepak Parekh on his disagreeing with Arvind Kejriwal’s way to expose Corruption and that of CLSA on advising to switch from TCS to Infosys and HCL Tech

Disagree with Two Influencing Views…

~ that of Deepak Parekh on his disagreeing with Arvind Kejriwal’s way to expose Corruption  and

~ that of CLSA on advising to switch from TCS to Infosys and HCL Tech

Deepak Parekh on his disagreeing with Arvind Kejriwal’s way to expose Corruption

Have healthy respect for Deepak Parekh ,Eminent Banker and Well Respected Finance Personality ~ his uncle the legendary Housing Finance Guru H T Parekh and my grandfather and eminent Chairman banker, M G Parikh were very good friends ~ in fact when I returned from overseas in the 1980s , my grandafther told me he had discussed my career prospects with H T Parekh and the latter had simply said “Send him to me” ~ I never did go as it was an independent and patriotic streak in me that made me return to India from a hugely rewarding career in one of the Big 4 Firms and I was not mentally prepared to lose that streak

So I was a bit astonished to read Deepak Parekh’s views to a group of top Industrialists that Corruption cannot be eradicated from India and that he disapproves of activist tuned politician Arvind Kejriwal’s way to expose Corruption and will not vote for his party candidates or him if he continues on this exposing path

In my view ,we need more Kejriwals in our System !

Read in an interview that Deepak Parekh loves Chocolate Coated Biscuits and my wife makes great ones ! ~ so maybe if I send him some,he may change his view !

CLSA on advising to switch from TCS to Infosys and HCL Tech

I’m  frowning here……

For the past two years I’ve been advocating switching from Infosys to TCS as I was disillusioned with the leadership in Infosys after Narayan Murthy and Nandan Nilekani handed over the reins to others ~ While TCS happily progressed to record profits and strong orders,Infosys suffered several setbacks ~ in fact just yesterday they announced they are delaying the intake of fresh 17000 + recruits  and cutting back on business class travel in a major austerity drive ~ In June 2012 too they had problems in absorbing 28000 recuits then ~ we’ve seen Infosys Share Price react or go nowhere while TCS simply surged to record highs in 2012 till date

TCS   v/s  Infosys  on BSE

Scrip

Opening Price in Rs  Jan 2011

Closing Price in Rs

December 2011

% Movement

In 2011

CMP November 5,2012

% Movement

In 2012 till date

% Movement

2010-2012

Bonus Issue

TCS

1165

1161

Neglible

1329

Up 14%

Up 14%

2009  1:1

2006  1:1

Infosys

3449

2765

Down 20%

2379

Down 14%

Down 31%

2006  1:1

Market Cap in Rs crs of IT Majors as on November 5,2012 BSE Closing

IT Major

Market Cap in Rs Crs

Market Cap Ranking

TCS

260063

2

Infosys

136594

9

Wipro

89327

15

HCL Tech

42589

33

268510

CLSA has come out with a Report advising switching from TCS to Infosys and HCL Tech largely on the grounds of higher expectations  v/s reality that may emerge  going forward that belies these expectations build up given the brilliant last quarter by TCS and the fact that it quotes at 17 time forward while Infosys is 13 times only and moreover the total market cap of TCS is larger than the aggregate of markets caps of Infosys,Wipro and HCL Tech ~ Actually it’s a little less ~The CLSA analyst has a view that Infosys needs only to give a more positive guidance for the Valuation gap to be reduced ~ His other view is interesting and can influence top down investment strategy ~ that the IT Sector no longer is a dependable Investment Theme read more