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How to buy Infosys (INFY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Infosys shares.

Infosys Limited
- INR38.00 ( - 2.08%)

Infosys Limited is an information technology services business based in India. Infosys shares (INFY) are listed on the NSE and all prices are listed in Indian Rupee. Infosys employs 292,067 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around INR15.6 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Infosys's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Infosys's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was INR1823.7, which is 57.92% up on its pre-crash value of INR767.4 and 258.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as INR509.25.

If you had bought INR1,000 worth of Infosys stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth INR684.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth INR2,370.81.

Is it a good time to buy Infosys stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Infosys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market closeINR1,823.70
52-week rangeINR1,207.16 - INR1,953.90
50-day moving average INR1,792.82
200-day moving average INR1,624.39
Wall St. target priceINR2,060.02
PE ratio 38.5791
Dividend yield INR0.4 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR50.30

Infosys stock price (NSE:INFY)

Use our graph to track the performance of INFY stocks over time.

Infosys price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR1823.7 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -5.48%
1 month (2021-12-21) 0.67%
3 months (2021-10-21) 3.99%
6 months (2021-07-20) 17.65%
1 year (2021-01-21) 36.13%
2 years (2020-01-21) 139.17%
3 years (2019-01-21) 144.79%
5 years (2017-01-20) 92.23%

Is Infosys under- or over-valued?

Valuing Infosys stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Infosys's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Infosys's P/E ratio

Infosys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Infosys shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

Infosys's PEG ratio

Infosys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3774. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Infosys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Infosys's EBITDA

Infosys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR4.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Infosys's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Infosys financials

Revenue TTM INR15.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.79%
Gross profit TTM INR4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.3%
Return on equity TTM 30.26%
Profit margin 18.59%
Book value INR2.23
Market capitalisation INR8.1 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Infosys's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Infosys.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Infosys's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Infosys's overall score of 20.04 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Infosys is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Infosys's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.57/100

Infosys's environmental score of 4.57 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Infosys is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Infosys's social score

Social score: 12.93/100

Infosys's social score of 12.93 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Infosys is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Infosys's governance score

Governance score: 11.54/100

Infosys's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Infosys is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Infosys's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Infosys scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Infosys has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Infosys share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 112.44% of net profits

Recently Infosys has paid out, on average, around 112.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Infosys shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Infosys's case, that would currently equate to about INR0.4 per share.

Infosys's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Infosys's shares ever split?

Infosys's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 September 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Infosys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Infosys shares which in turn could have impacted Infosys's share price.

Infosys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Infosys's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR1207.1559 up to INR1953.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INFY.NSE volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NSE average) beta is 1, while Infosys's is 0.6469. This would suggest that Infosys's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Infosys overview

Infosys Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and next-generation digital services in North America, Europe, India, and internationally. It provides application development and management, independent validation, product engineering and management, infrastructure management, enterprise application management, and support and integration services. The company's products and platforms include Finacle, a core banking solution; Edge suite of products; Infosys Nia, an artificial intelligence platform; Infosys McCamish - an insurance platform; Wingspan, a customizable learning platform; Stater mortgage servicing platform; Panaya automation suite; and Skava, an e-commerce suite. The company serves clients in the financial services and insurance, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods and logistics, hi-tech, communications, telecom OEM, media, energy, utilities, resources, services, and other industries. It has collaboration agreements with Rolls-Royce, BP plc, Newmont Corporation, RXR Realty, Majesco Limited, and Centre for Accessibility Australia; and a strategic partnership with The Economist Group Limited to enable and enhance sustainability solutions through a business-to-business model. The company was formerly known as Infosys Technologies Limited and changed its name to Infosys Limited in June 2011. Infosys Limited was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Bengaluru, India.

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