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How to buy TCS (TCS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in TCS shares.

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is a leading information technology services business based in India. It opened the day at INR3331 after a previous close of INR3325.45. During the day the price has varied from a low of INR3295.2 to a high of INR3339.7. The latest price was INR3329 (25 minute delay). TCS is listed on the NSE and employs 528,748 staff. All prices are listed in Indian Rupee.

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Is it a good time to buy TCS stock?

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TCS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Previous closeINR3,325.45
Change INR3.55
Change % 0.1068%
Volume 1,682,274
Information last updated 2021-10-24.
52-week rangeINR2,571.92 - INR3,982.26
50-day moving average INR3,772.25
200-day moving average INR3,390.55
Wall St. target priceINR4,031.53
PE ratio 35.5199
Dividend yield INR35 (0.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR98.50

TCS stock price (NSE: TCS)

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

TCS price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR3329 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-20) -7.75%
1 month (2021-09-28) -11.91%
3 months (2021-07-28) 4.10%
6 months (2021-04-28) 6.56%
1 year (2020-10-27) 26.57%
2 years (2019-10-27) 57.35%
3 years (2018-10-26) 85.04%
5 years (2016-10-27) 37.67%

Is TCS under- or over-valued?

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

TCS's P/E ratio

TCS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, TCS shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

TCS's PEG ratio

TCS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.619. 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 TCS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


TCS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR485.1 billion.

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

TCS financials

Revenue TTM INR1,780 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.12%
Gross profit TTM INR709 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.08%
Return on equity TTM 37.95%
Profit margin 20.55%
Book value INR262.11
Market capitalisation INR12.9 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

TCS'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 TCS.

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

TCS's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 11.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TCS's overall score of 11.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like TCS 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.).

TCS's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.5/100

TCS's social score

Social score: 2.4/100

TCS's governance score

Governance score: 3.58/100

TCS's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

TCS share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.35% of net profits

Recently TCS has paid out, on average, around 1.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TCS shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TCS's case, that would currently equate to about INR35 per share.

While TCS's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that TCS is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TCS's shares ever split?

TCS's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 May 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 TCS shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TCS shares which in turn could have impacted TCS's share price.

TCS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TCS's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR2571.9192 up to INR3982.2561. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCS.NSE volatility(beta: 0.67)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 TCS's is 0.6695. This would suggest that TCS's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

TCS overview

Tata Consultancy Services Limited provides information technology (IT) and IT enabled services worldwide. The company operates through Banking, Financial Services and Insurance; Manufacturing; Retail and Consumer Business; Communication, Media and Technology; and Others segments. It offers CHROMA, a cloud-based talent management solution; ignio, a cognitive automation software product; TCS iON, an assessment platform; TAP, a procurement offering; TCS MasterCraft, a platform to automate and manage IT processes; Quartz, a blockchain solution; and TCS OmniStore, a commerce platform. The company also provides customer intelligence and insight solutions; Intelligent Urban Exchange, an integrated software to accelerate smart city programs; OPTUMERA, a digital merchandising suite; TCS BaNCS, a financial platform; and Jile, an agile DevOps product. In addition, it offers advanced drug development and connected intelligent platforms; ERP on cloud, an enterprise solution; and HOBS, a platform for subscription based digital business. Further, the company provides cognitive business, consulting, analytics, automation and artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud applications, blockchain, cloud infrastructure, cyber security, interactive, industrial and quality engineering, and enterprise services. It serves banking, financial, and public services; consumer goods and distribution; insurance; life sciences and healthcare; manufacturing, retail; hi-tech; travel, transportation, and hospitality industries; communications, media, and technology industries; and energy, resource, and utility industries.

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