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By Dhirendra Tripathi – Infosys ADRs (NYSE:) rose 5% on Wednesday after the company raised its annual revenue guidance following a strong third quarter.

India’s second-largest software services firm said it expects revenue growth of 19.5% to 20% for the financial year to March, compared with the 16.5% to 17.5% growth predicted earlier. It retained the operating margin forecast of 23% at midpoint of its guidance range. Third-quarter operating margin was 23.5%.

Large deals won by the company during October-December came in at $2.53 billion, a near 18% rise from the second quarter, the company said. The company increased its active client base by 24 to close December with 1,738 clients.

Infosys’s consolidated net profit climbed past 58 billion rupees ($786 million) in the third quarter, just slightly falling short of average estimates.

Revenue rose to almost 319 billion rupees, with the banking, financial services and insurance unit posting a near 17% growth. The BFSI segment contributes around 32% to the company’s topline.

The company’s life sciences segment grew the most, at over 13%. Manufacturing segment grew by around 12%, led by the company’s hybrid cloud partnership deal with Daimler (OTC:).

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