On October 26, 2020, Hulst B.V, the promoter of Coforge, offloaded 3.8 million equity shares, representing 6.3 per cent stake, for Rs 878 crore on the NSE, the bulk deal data shows. CLICK HERE FOR BULK DEAL DATA
Post transactions, Hulst B.V holding in Coforge reduced to 64 per cent from 70.28 per cent. The names of the buyers were not ascertained immediately.
However, despite the underperformance in the past week, the stock has rallied 102 per cent in the past six months, against 27 per cent surge in the S&P BSE Sensex.
For July-September quarter (Q2FY21), Coforge had registered healthy revenue growth, up 8.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter in constant currency terms. The company saw a 180 bps increase in margins in Q2FY21, mainly led by higher utilisation and cost rationalisation. Further, improvement in license revenues from its subsidiary, ramp up of large deals, higher utilisation and cost rationalisation bode well for margins in the coming quarters, analysts at ICICI Securities said in a report.
Coforge is expected to benefit from increased investment in Cloud, AI and data. Further, the company is winning healthy deals in the BFS & insurance sector. This coupled with wallet share gain in transport and improving growth trajectory in healthcare will lead to healthy growth in revenues in the coming years. This coupled with improving margins, prompt us to have a positive view on the stock from a long term perspective. However, the recent run up in stock price factors in most positives, the brokerage firm said.