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How to buy TCS (TCS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in TCS shares.

- INR6.15 ( - 0.20%)

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 613,974 staff. All prices are listed in Indian Rupee.

How to buy shares in TCS from India

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for TCS. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TCS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until TCS reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of INRINR3124.65, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of TCS, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of TCS. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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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 2023-03-17.
52-week rangeINR2,926.10 - INR3,835.60
50-day moving average INR3,394.19
200-day moving average INR3,266.86
Wall St. target priceINR3,548.98
PE ratio 30.2637
Dividend yield INR46 (1.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR106.20

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 2023-03-23

1 week (2023-03-16) 4.52%
1 month (2023-02-24) -2.10%
3 months (2022-12-23) 3.12%
6 months (2022-09-23) 11.63%
1 year (2022-03-24) -11.22%
2 years (2021-03-24) 6.66%
3 years (2020-03-24) 95.46%
5 years (2018-03-23) 18.13%

Is TCS stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 financials

Revenue TTM INR2,168.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.15%
Gross profit TTM INR830.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.2%
Return on equity TTM 38.61%
Profit margin 18.76%
Book value INR290.03
Market capitalisation INR11.8 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 01/01/2019) 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: 96.02% of net profits

Recently TCS has paid out, on average, around 96.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.38% 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 1.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TCS's case, that would currently equate to about INR46 per share.

TCS'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 16 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TCS's shares ever split?

TCS's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 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 INR2926.1 up to INR3835.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCS.NSE volatility(beta: 0.57)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 0.5687. 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; Life Sciences and Healthcare; and Others segments. It offers CHROMA, a cloud-based talent management solution; ignio, a cognitive automation software; 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, a smart city solution; OPTUMERA, a merchandise optimization platform; TwinX, an AI powered system of actionable intelligence for business leaders to simulate and optimize enterprise decisions; TCS BaNCS, a financial platform; and Jile, an agile DevOps platform. In addition, it offers 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 and insights, automation and artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud, blockchain, cyber security, interactive, digital and quality engineering, sustainability, and enterprise application services. It serves banking, financial, and public services; capital market; consumer goods and distribution; education; 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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