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Infosys shares extend losses after CEO quits

REUTERS
Published : Aug 21, 2017, 11:15 am IST
Updated : Aug 21, 2017, 11:15 am IST

Infosys shares slumped 9.6 per cent on Friday after CEO Vishal Sikka unexpectedly resign.

Infosys' future trumped the company's approval on Saturday of a 130 billion rupees share buyback.
 Infosys' future trumped the company's approval on Saturday of a 130 billion rupees share buyback.

Mumbai: Shares of Infosys Ltd fell as much as 4.6 per cent on Monday to a near three-year low, slumping for a second consecutive session, after brokerages including Nomura downgraded the stock following the resignation of its chief executive.

Shares slumped 9.6 per cent on Friday after CEO Vishal Sikka unexpectedly resigned after a long-running feud with the company's founders, wiping out $3.45 billion off Infosys' market value.

Nomura downgraded the stock to "reduce", saying the uncertainty over Infosys' management could hamper long-term growth, while expressing worries that the tussle between the founder and promoters could escalate.

The concerns about Infosys' future trumped the company's approval on Saturday of a 130 billion rupees ($2.03 billion) share buyback.

As of 0421 GMT, Infosys shares were down 2.5 per cent, hitting their lowest since September 2014.

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