Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Company Profile (NASDAQ:CTSH)

About Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a professional services company. The Company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. The Financial Services segment includes customers providing banking/transaction processing, capital markets and insurance services. The Healthcare segment includes healthcare providers and payers, as well as life sciences customers, including pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. The Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics segment includes manufacturers, retailers, travel and other hospitality customers, as well as customers providing logistics services. The Other segment includes its information, media and entertainment services, communications and high technology operating segments. Its services include consulting and technology services and outsourcing services. Its outsourcing services include application maintenance, IT infrastructure services and business process services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: IT Consulting & Other Services
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CTSH
  • CUSIP: 19244610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $59.70
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $58.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $56.06
  • 52-Week Range: $45.44 - $63.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.41
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.88
  • P/E Growth: 1.28
  • Market Cap: $36.34B
  • Outstanding Shares: 608,637,000
  • Beta: 1.28
  • Net Margins: 11.52%
  • Return on Equity: 18.83%
  • Return on Assets: 14.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.07%
  • Current Ratio: 3.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.56%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 16 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.63)
Consensus Price Target: $62.23 (4.24% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/13/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$70.00LowView Rating Details
3/29/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$65.00LowView Rating Details
2/22/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingOverweight$67.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$68.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetOutperform$0.87N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$59.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Pacific CrestSet Price TargetBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$63.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$75.00N/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016Needham & Company LLCLower Price TargetBuy$68.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Societe GeneraleInitiated CoverageBuy$68.00N/AView Rating Details
9/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$68.00 -> $61.00N/AView Rating Details
8/8/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$65.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
8/3/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
7/9/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/18/2016Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform$65.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$75.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$75.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$70.00N/AView Rating Details
11/5/2015Monness Crespi & HardtBoost Price TargetBuy$74.00 -> $77.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Earnings by Quarter for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/8/2017Q416$0.86$0.87$3.49 billion$3.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.84$0.86$3.46 billion$3.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q216$0.82$0.87$3.37 billion$3.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q116$0.79$0.80$3.22 billion$3.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2016Q415$0.78$0.80$3.24 billion$3.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.76$0.67$3.16 billion$3.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.73$0.74$3.03 billion$3.09 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.70$0.71$2.89 billion$2.91 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$0.59$0.61$2.63 billion$2.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.59$0.60$2.57 billion$2.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.58$0.62$2.52 billion$2.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413$1.06$1.15$2.36 billion$2.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$1.01$1.13$2.26 billion$2.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.97$1.07$2.13 billion$2.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.93$1.02$2.01 billion$2.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.91$0.99$1.95 billion$1.95 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.87$0.91$1.88 billion$1.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.80$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2012$0.79$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.71$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.66$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.63$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2011$0.65$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.33
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.78
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20177$0.74$0.77$0.76
Q2 20177$0.79$0.90$0.83
Q3 20176$0.83$0.93$0.87
Q4 20175$0.85$0.90$0.87
Q1 20184$0.85$0.93$0.88
Q2 20184$0.90$0.99$0.94
Q3 20184$0.92$1.01$0.97
Q4 20184$0.94$1.05$0.99
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.81%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.63%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/13/2017Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell9,243$59.21$547,278.03View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Allen ShaheenEVPSell2,305$59.86$137,977.30View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Karen McloughlinCFOSell5,000$58.80$294,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2016Gajakarnan Vibushanan KandiahInsiderSell20,000$55.53$1,110,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell19,430$56.31$1,094,103.30View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Gajakarnan Vibushanan KandiahInsiderSell3,047$56.55$172,307.85View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Allen ShaheenEVPSell3,709$54.33$201,509.97View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell8,051$54.68$440,228.68View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016James Patrick LennoxEVPSell690$54.67$37,722.30View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell666$54.67$36,410.22View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,873$58.16$108,933.68View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell10,000$51.27$512,700.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell1,248$58.50$73,008.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell20,000$60.00$1,200,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Francisco DsouzaCEOSell200,000$57.69$11,538,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Francisco DsouzaCEOSell300,000$58.32$17,496,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Francisco DsouzaCEOSell100,000$58.57$5,857,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Francisco DsouzaCEOSell100,000$58.14$5,814,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell8,018$61.13$490,140.34View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell590$60.26$35,553.40View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,671$61.13$102,148.23View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Gordon CoburnPresidentSell22,881$60.28$1,379,266.68View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell583$60.60$35,329.80View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Steven SchwartzCAOSell527$60.61$31,941.47View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell8,780$59.96$526,448.80View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Steven SchwartzCAOSell6,846$60.00$410,760.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Chandrasekaran RamakrishnanVice ChairmanSell15,922$63.00$1,003,086.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Sridhar ThiruvengadamCOOSell12,898$61.56$794,000.88View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016John E KleinChairmanSell61,229$61.30$3,753,337.70View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Gordon CoburnPresidentSell27,119$61.43$1,665,920.17View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016John Nelson Fox JrDirectorSell12,345$61.50$759,217.50View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell880$61.01$53,688.80View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016Chandrasekaran RamakrishnanVice ChairmanSell17,036$62.13$1,058,446.68View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,641$62.67$102,841.47View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016Steven SchwartzCAOSell12,296$60.00$737,760.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Maureen Breakiron-EvansDirectorSell10,000$57.79$577,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Malcolm FrankVPSell1,586$57.95$91,908.70View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016John Nelson Fox JrDirectorSell10,000$56.69$566,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell18,879$62.27$1,175,595.33View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Malcolm FrankVPSell17,168$62.22$1,068,192.96View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell15,000$61.77$926,550.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2015Dharmendra Kumar SinhaEVPSell1,858$68.00$126,344.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2015Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,393$63.75$88,803.75View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell6,446$61.76$398,104.96View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Malcolm FrankVPSell2,041$61.90$126,337.90View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Karen McloughlinCFOSell5,000$63.75$318,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell14,043$64.19$901,420.17View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Malcolm FrankVPSell6,051$64.40$389,684.40View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Steven SchwartzCAOSell5,378$64.40$346,343.20View SEC Filing  
6/4/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell15,000$65.14$977,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2015Lakshmi NarayananVice ChairmanSell100,000$64.56$6,456,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Gordon CoburnPresidentSell30,000$63.11$1,893,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015Thomas M WendelDirectorSell15,000$63.09$946,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Leo S Jr. MackayDirectorSell25,780$60.35$1,555,823.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Malcolm FrankVPSell4,235$63.99$270,997.65View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,863$62.78$116,959.14View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015John Nelson Fox JrDirectorSell8,300$61.79$512,857.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Maureen Breakiron-EvansDirectorSell10,000$62.20$622,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Steven SchwartzCAOSell1,241$62.13$77,103.33View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Francisco DsouzaCEOSell93,445$62.04$5,797,327.80View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell2,000$62.50$125,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Ramakrishna Prasa ChintamaneniEVPSell6,000$60.38$362,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell2,105$60.36$127,057.80View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Karen McloughlinCFOSell10,000$60.00$600,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Sridhar ThiruvengadamCOOSell15,000$58.61$879,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Francisco DsouzaCEOSell130,138$58.01$7,549,305.38View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014Francisco DsouzaCEOSell100,654$53.84$5,419,211.36View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,393$54.82$76,364.26View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,674$54.05$90,479.70View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,002$50.55$50,651.10View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014Ramakrishna Prasa ChintamaneniEVPSell2,000$54.51$109,020.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Malcolm FrankVPSell2,093$54.41$113,880.13View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Steven SchwartzCAOSell4,699$54.44$255,813.56View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014John Nelson Fox JrDirectorSell6,000$52.39$314,340.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell4,066$53.00$215,498.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell30,000$52.54$1,576,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Steven SchwartzCAOSell1,475$51.00$75,225.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell15,000$51.33$769,950.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell31,714$48.78$1,547,008.92View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Malcolm FrankVPSell1,254$49.03$61,483.62View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell3,000$48.95$146,850.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell45,000$47.00$2,115,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Malcolm FrankVPSell1,254$49.87$62,536.98View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell3,642$50.00$182,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell3,858$50.00$192,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell7,990$48.50$387,515.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell22,500$50.00$1,125,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Venkat KrishnaswamyEVPSell3,000$50.25$150,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Malcolm FrankVPSell8,676$49.82$432,238.32View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Steven SchwartzCAOSell6,647$49.79$330,954.13View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell4,656$48.24$224,605.44View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Gordon CoburnPresidentSell22,038$48.82$1,075,895.16View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,003$49.09$49,237.27View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Malcolm FrankVPSell1,643$49.23$80,884.89View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Thomas WendelDirectorSell10,000$105.01$1,050,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Dharmendra Kumar SinhaEVPSell2,471$103.98$256,934.58View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Karen McloughlinCFOSell5,000$105.00$525,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Rajeev MehtaCEOSell42,673$104.57$4,462,315.61View SEC Filing  
12/20/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell50,000$98.00$4,900,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Lakshmi NarayananChairmanSell52,750$95.62$5,043,955.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013John Nelson Fox, Jr.DirectorSell4,000$94.57$378,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Steven SchwartzCAOSell6,203$95.06$589,657.18View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Malcolm FrankVPSell2,058$93.82$193,081.56View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell22,919$93.52$2,143,384.88View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell24,513$90.00$2,206,170.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Sridhar ThiruvengadamCOOSell42,200$86.51$3,650,722.00View SEC Filing  
10/14/2013Malcolm FrankVPSell1,658$87.65$145,323.70View SEC Filing  
10/11/2013Chandrasekaran RamakrishnanInsiderSell25,000$85.15$2,128,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013Steven SchwartzSVPSell12,195$83.00$1,012,185.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Steven SchwartzSVPSell2,350$84.03$197,470.50View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Steven SchwartzSVPSell17,450$81.92$1,429,504.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Chandrasekaran RamakrishnanInsiderSell38,000$79.14$3,007,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Francisco DsouzaCEOSell24,700$80.00$1,976,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell20,000$80.09$1,601,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,200$80.00$96,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013Steven SchwartzSVPSell2,482$75.60$187,639.20View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Francisco DsouzaCEOSell42,605$75.00$3,195,375.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell22,892$75.00$1,716,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,200$75.92$91,104.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013Karen McloughlinCFOSell1,200$71.41$85,692.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013John E KleinChairmanBuy7,500$62.78$470,850.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Malcolm FrankVPSell1,498$63.81$95,587.38View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Gordon CoburnPresidentSell4,780$79.51$380,057.80View SEC Filing  
10/2/2012Lakshmi NarayananChairmanSell50,000$71.06$3,553,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Latest Headlines for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
DateHeadline logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Report Finds - April 26 at 12:56 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Given Daily News Impact Score of -0.02 - April 23 at 8:44 AM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CTSH) - April 21 at 7:09 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Stock Price - April 20 at 8:59 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CTSH) : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 4:32 PM logoTrump Has Used the Same Visa Program He Now Looks to Overhaul - April 19 at 4:32 PM logoLifeBridge Health Teams with Cognizant to Digitally Reimagine Physician and Patient Communications - April 19 at 12:38 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CTSH-US : April 18, 2017 - April 18 at 12:11 PM logoSomewhat Negative Press Coverage Very Likely to Affect Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Share Price - April 17 at 9:27 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Vetr Inc. - April 16 at 7:26 AM logo$3.52 Billion in Sales Expected for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) This Quarter - April 15 at 9:15 AM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 14 at 9:10 PM logoAnalysts Issue Forecasts for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's FY2019 Earnings (CTSH) - April 14 at 2:56 PM logoQ2 2018 EPS Estimates for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Decreased by Analyst (CTSH) - April 14 at 2:21 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc. - April 14 at 9:34 AM logoShort Interest in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Decreases By 8.2% - April 14 at 9:02 AM logoSafirstein Metcalf LLP Announces That Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Directors of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. – CTSH - April 13 at 11:45 AM logo Analysts Expect Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Will Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share - April 13 at 11:22 AM logoSunTrust Banks, Inc. Upgrades Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) to Buy - April 13 at 9:16 AM logoCognizant Schedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 12 at 8:27 AM logoABN AMRO Clearing Selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner to Cloud-Enable Global IT Infrastructure - April 10 at 12:08 PM logoShare Repurchase Plan Announced by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) - April 10 at 9:17 AM logoNew H1-B Requirements May Stymie Tech Firms' Quest for Overseas Programmers - April 7 at 9:17 AM logoWhat To Do When Machines Do Everything - April 7 at 9:16 AM logoCognizant Names Betsy Atkins and John Dineen to Board of Directors - March 31 at 4:42 PM logoCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Amendments to Arti - March 31 at 4:42 PM logoCoverage initiated on Cognizant Tech by Berenberg - March 29 at 5:05 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Now Covered by Analysts at Berenberg Bank - March 29 at 10:05 AM logoUnited Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority Selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner to Transform Technology Portfolio and Quality Assurance Processes - March 28 at 12:24 PM logoCognizant Opens European Customer Success Centre to Accelerate Client Digital Transformations with Salesforce Platform - March 27 at 12:23 PM logoShort Interest in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Increases By 160.8% - March 26 at 7:20 AM logoCognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Downgraded to “Hold” at Vetr Inc. - March 19 at 4:19 PM logoInsider Selling: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) EVP Sells 9,243 Shares of Stock - March 15 at 1:30 PM logoUnited Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme Selects Cognizant as Technology Partner to Help Drive Digital Transformation - March 15 at 9:57 AM logoCognizant (CTSH) Announces $1.5B Accelerated Share Buyback - March 14 at 11:17 PM logoCognizant Launches $1.5 Billion Accelerated Share Repurchase - March 14 at 1:13 PM logo8:02 am Cognizant Tech enters into $1.5 bln accelerated share repurchase; the initial phase of previously annouced $3.4 bln capital return plan - March 14 at 1:13 PM logoIT consulting firm Cognizant launches $1.5 billion accelerated share buyback - March 14 at 1:13 PM logoCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement - March 14 at 1:13 PM logoCognizant Technology Solutions initiates $1.5B accelerated share repurchase - March 14 at 9:19 AM logoIT services firm stocks dip after govt suspends fast tech visas - March 6 at 4:25 PM logoLawsuit for Investors in Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) Against Directors Announced by Shareholders Foundation - March 6 at 10:20 AM logoCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP Financials - March 4 at 4:58 PM logoCognizant Acquires Brilliant Service, a Japan-Based Intelligent Products and Solutions Company - March 1 at 11:20 PM logo10-K: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP - March 1 at 1:17 PM logoCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 1 at 1:17 PM logoTechnology ETF squeaks out longest-ever streak of gains - MarketWatch - February 23 at 2:52 AM logoCognizant to Present at the Morgan Stanley 2017 Technology, Media and Telecom Conference - February 22 at 4:50 PM logoHfS Research Names Cognizant in "Winner's Circle" for Digital Marketing Operations - February 22 at 9:14 AM logoCognizant Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services in North America - February 14 at 8:54 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock symbol?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CTSH."

When did Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock split? How did Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock split work?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock split before market open on Monday, March 10th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, February 5th 2014. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, March 7th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock buyback program work?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 8th. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.01. The business earned $3.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.49 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp had a net margin of 11.52% and a return on equity of 18.83%. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.80 earnings per share.

When will Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp make its next earnings announcement?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 4th 2017.

What guidance has Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.63 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.65. The company issued revenue guidance of $14.56-14.84 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $14.78 billion.Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.83 EPS.

Where is Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock going? Where will Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock price be in 2017?

24 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's shares. Their predictions range from $0.87 to $75.00. On average, they expect Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock price to reach $62.23 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cognizant reported lower-than-expected fourth quarter 2016 results. However, Cognizant’s announcement of enhanced focus on expanding digital capabilities and an extensive capital buyback program overshadowed dismal quarterly performance. Cognizant remains well positioned to benefit from strong demand from digitization of businesses. High quality, lower cost technology services and strategic partnership with the likes of Microsoft and SAP SE are big positives for the company. Over the past six months, the company shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized business Software Service/BPO Industry. However, macroeconomic headwinds and sluggish spending levels in its healthcare and financial sectors have emerged as big concerns. Intense competition in the IT service industry, rising wages and customer concentration are the other challenges. " (2/13/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "We are lowering our revenue and operating margin assumptions for CTSH due to FX, industry growth, and pricing assumptions but raising our EPS estimates due to assumed more aggressive share buyback. We have lowered our target price from $58 to $57, due to concerns around visa issues. If we elect to move to a more neutral stance on the stock, visa cost issues could be the likely cause for change. We will use the upcoming quarter to evaluate all factors that could influence our stock views." (2/6/2017)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Value Enhancement Plan" (11/29/2016)

Are investors shorting Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp saw a drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,466,184 shares, a drop of 8.2% from the March 15th total of 24,462,496 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,803,811 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.9 days. Currently, 3.7% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who owns Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Genesis Asset Managers LLP (1.31%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.00%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.00%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.00%) and AMF Pensionsforsakring AB (0.11%). Company insiders that own Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock include Allen Shaheen, Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan, Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, Francisco Dsouza, Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah, Gordon Coburn, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, John Nelson Fox Jr, Karen Mcloughlin, Lakshmi Narayanan, Leo S Jr Mackay, Malcolm Frank, Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Sridhar Thiruvengadam, Steven Schwartz, Thomas M Wendel and Venkat Krishnaswamy.

Who sold Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock? Who is selling Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Genesis Asset Managers LLP, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Cortland Associates Inc. MO, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Cullen Frost Bankers Inc., Factory Mutual Insurance Co. and BTR Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock in the last year include Allen Shaheen, Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan, Francisco Dsouza, Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah, Gordon Coburn, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, John Nelson Fox Jr, Karen Mcloughlin, Malcolm Frank, Sridhar Thiruvengadam, Steven Schwartz and Venkat Krishnaswamy.

Who bought Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock? Who is buying Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, First National Bank of Omaha, Moon Capital Management LLC, LGT Capital Partners LTD., National Pension Service, Crestwood Advisors Group LLC, Quotient Investors LLC and GW Henssler & Associates Ltd..

How do I buy Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock?

Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock cost?

One share of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.70.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Chart for Friday, April, 28, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/28/2017 by Staff