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Why Syntel Is Ready to Surge

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:07AM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT services specialist Syntel (NASDAQ: SYNT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Syntel and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Syntel facts

Headquarters (founded)

Troy, Mich. (1980)

Market Cap

$2.74 billion


Information technology services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$742.3 million


CEO Prashant Ranade

CFO Arvind Godbole

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$438.0 million / $50.0 million

Dividend Yield





Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 219 members who have rated Syntel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star DrGoldin, succinctly summed up the Syntel bull case for our community:

[Chairman] Bharat Desai made himself a billionaire with this company, and the share price has actually done a lot better since he stepped down as CEO. Now Syntel just keeps beating quarter after quarter. If the performance continues, it looks awfully cheap.

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