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Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$78.93
+0.45 (+0.57%)
(As of 01:04 PM ET)
Today's Range
$78.44
$79.70
50-Day Range
$72.84
$79.82
52-Week Range
$56.45
$80.09
Volume
655,470 shs
Average Volume
3.68 million shs
Market Capitalization
$39.29 billion
P/E Ratio
18.79
Dividend Yield
1.52%
Price Target
$75.43

Cognizant Technology Solutions MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.3% Downside
$75.43 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.78% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.07mentions of Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.96%
From $4.60 to $4.92 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.77 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

40th out of 597 stocks

Custom Computer Programming Services Industry

2nd out of 25 stocks


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About Cognizant Technology Solutions Stock (NASDAQ:CTSH)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a professional services company, provides consulting and technology, and outsourcing services in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Financial Services, Health Sciences, Products and Resources, and Communications, Media and Technology. The company provides customer experience, robotic process automation, analytics, and AI services in areas, such as digital lending, fraud detection, and next generation payments; the shift towards consumerism, outcome-based contracting, digital health, delivering integrated seamless, omni-channel, and patient-centered experience; and services that drive operational improvements in areas, such as clinical development, pharmacovigilance, and manufacturing, as well as claims processing, enrollment, membership, and billing to healthcare providers and payers, and life sciences companies, including pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. It offers solution to manufacturers, automakers, retailers and travel and hospitality companies, as well as companies providing logistics, energy and utility services; and digital content, business process improvement, technology modernization, and the creation of unified and compelling user experience services to communications, media and entertainment, education, and information services and technology companies. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

CTSH Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/28 Dividend
2/16/2024
Dividend Payable
2/28/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Custom computer programming services
Sub-Industry
IT Consulting & Other Services
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:CTSH
CUSIP
19244610
Employees
347,700
Year Founded
1994

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$75.43
High Stock Price Target
$90.00
Low Stock Price Target
$55.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-3.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.13 billion
Pretax Margin
14.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$19.35 billion
Cash Flow
$5.68 per share
Book Value
$26.57 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
496,498,000
Market Cap
$39.07 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.08

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Key Executives

  • Mr. John Sunshin Kim (Age 56)
    Executive VP, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Secretary
    Comp: $1.16M
  • Mr. Balu Ganesh Ayyar (Age 62)
    Executive VP and President of Intuitive Operations, Automation & Industry Solutions
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Mr. Jan Siegmund (Age 60)
    Non-Executive Officer & Special Advisor
    Comp: $1.52M
  • Mr. Surya Gummadi (Age 47)
    Executive VP & President of Americas
    Comp: $1.18M
  • Mr. Ravi Kumar Singisetti (Age 53)
    CEO & Director
  • Mr. Jatin Pravinchandra Dalal (Age 49)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary (Age 64)
    Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Robert  TelesmanicMr. Robert Telesmanic (Age 57)
    Senior VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Tyler J. Scott
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Jeff DeMarrais
    Chief Communications Officer














CTSH Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cognizant Technology Solutions stock right now?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" CTSH shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CTSH, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price target for 2024?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares. Their CTSH share price targets range from $55.00 to $90.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $75.43 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.3%.
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How have CTSH shares performed in 2024?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock was trading at $75.53 at the start of the year. Since then, CTSH stock has increased by 5.5% and is now trading at $79.65.
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Are investors shorting Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions saw a decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 8,830,000 shares, a decline of 23.9% from the January 31st total of 11,600,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,650,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.8% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Cognizant Technology Solutions' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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How were Cognizant Technology Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. (NASDAQ:CTSH) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 6th. The information technology service provider reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.14. The information technology service provider had revenue of $4.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.76 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a net margin of 10.98% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.83%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.01 earnings per share.
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How often does Cognizant Technology Solutions pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.29.
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Is Cognizant Technology Solutions a good dividend stock?

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 28.57%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CTSH will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.39% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock split?

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

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions updated its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.7 billion-$4.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.8 billion.

What is Brian Humphries' approval rating as Cognizant Technology Solutions' CEO?

5,992 employees have rated Cognizant Technology Solutions Chief Executive Officer Brian Humphries on Glassdoor.com. Brian Humphries has an approval rating of 75% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cognizant Technology Solutions own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cognizant Technology Solutions investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Mastercard (MA) and Visa (V).

Who are Cognizant Technology Solutions' major shareholders?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.19%), Dodge & Cox (3.70%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.46%), Hsbc Holdings PLC (1.60%), Boston Partners (1.53%) and Capital Research Global Investors (1.14%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew J Stafford, Becky Schmitt, Leo S Jr Mackay, Malcolm Frank, Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Michael Patsalos-Fox, Rajesh Nambiar, Robert C Walker, Robert Telesmanic and Zein Abdalla.
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How do I buy shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Shares of CTSH stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Cognizant Technology Solutions have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Cognizant Technology Solutions: 10th Magnitude, Aces International, Active Intelligence, Adaptra, Advanced Technology Group, AimNet, Avectus Healthcare Solutions LLC, BHS Hospital Services Inc., BHS India Holdings Inc., BHS India Holdings LLC, BHS Physician Services Inc., Bolder Healthcare Solutions, Bright Wolf, Brilliant Service, CSS Investment LLC, Cadient Group, Code Zero, CogDev Malaysia SDN. BHD., CogDev Solutions AB, Cognizant (GB) Limited, Cognizant (Mauritius) Ltd., Cognizant Accounting Services Norway AS, Cognizant Business Consulting SAS, Cognizant Business Services Corporation, Cognizant Business Services Limited, Cognizant Business Services Norway AS, Cognizant Business Services UK Limited, Cognizant Consulting SARL, Cognizant Deutschland GmbH, Cognizant Domestic Holdings Corporation, Cognizant El Salvador Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable, Cognizant Energy and Financial Services Consulting GmbH, Cognizant France SAS, Cognizant Healthcare Services LLC, Cognizant Holdings UK Limited, Cognizant Horizon Financial Services, Cognizant International Holdings Corporation, Cognizant Japan KK, Cognizant Life Sciences Manufacturing, Cognizant Mobility (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Cognizant Mobility GmbH, Cognizant Mobility Inc., Cognizant Mobility Romania S.R.L., Cognizant Mortgage Services Corporation, Cognizant Oil and Gas Consulting Services Malaysia SDN. BHD., Cognizant Oil and Gas Consulting Services Norway AS, Cognizant Oil and Gas Consulting Services U.S. Inc., Cognizant Oil and Gas Consulting Services UK Ltd, Cognizant Resources LLC, Cognizant Servicos de Tecnologia e Software do Brasil Ltda, Cognizant Technology Solutions (Dalian) Co. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Québec) Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Shanghai) Co Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions AG, Cognizant Technology Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions Austria GmbH, Cognizant Technology Solutions Belgium SA, Cognizant Technology Solutions Benelux B.V., Cognizant Technology Solutions Canada Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Colombia S.A.S., Cognizant Technology Solutions Denmark ApS, Cognizant Technology Solutions Finland Oy, Cognizant Technology Solutions France SAS, Cognizant Technology Solutions Global Services Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions GmbH, Cognizant Technology Solutions Guatemala Limitada, Cognizant Technology Solutions Holdings LLC, Cognizant Technology Solutions Hong Kong Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Hungary Kft., Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Ireland Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Italia S.p.A., Cognizant Technology Solutions Jersey Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Lincoln Holdings LLC, Cognizant Technology Solutions Lithuania UAB, Cognizant Technology Solutions Luxembourg S.à r.l, Cognizant Technology Solutions New Zealand Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Norway AS, Cognizant Technology Solutions Overseas Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Poland sp. zo. o, Cognizant Technology Solutions Portugal Unipessoal LDA, Cognizant Technology Solutions Romania S.R.L., Cognizant Technology Solutions Saudi LLC, Cognizant Technology Solutions Services LLC, Cognizant Technology Solutions Slovakia s.r.o., Cognizant Technology Solutions South Africa (Proprietary) Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions Spain S.L., Cognizant Technology Solutions Sweden AB, Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions de Argentina S.R.L., Cognizant Technology Solutions de Chile SpA, Cognizant Technology Solutions de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada, Cognizant Technology Solutions de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Cognizant Technology Solutions s.r.o., Cognizant TriZetto Software Group Inc., Cognizant Worldwide Limited, Collaborative Solutions, Collaborative Solutions APJ LLC, Collaborative Solutions Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd, Collaborative Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, Collaborative Solutions EMEA Limited, Collaborative Solutions Europe Limited, Collaborative Solutions Holdings LLC, Collaborative Solutions INC., Collaborative Solutions MidCo LLC, Collaborative Solutions New Zealand Limited, Collaborative Solutions Northern Holdings LLC, Collaborative Technology Solutions Canada ULC, Contino, Contino Holdings Inc., Contino Pty Ltd, Contino Solutions Limited, Contino US LLC, CoreLogic Global Services, Devbridge, Devbridge Canada ULC, Devbridge Group LLC, Devbridge LT UAB, Devbridge PL sp. zo. o, Devbridge UK Ltd, Dylis Consulting Pty Ltd, EI-Management SAS, EI-Technologies, EI-Technologies France SAS, EI-Workplace SAS, ESG Mobility, Enterprise IT API Limited, Enterprise IT Analytics Limited, Enterprise IT Limited, Enterprise Services AG, Entrepreneurs et Investisseurs Technologies SAS, Equinox Consulting, Fathom Solutions, Frontica Business Solutions, GSoft Services Private Limited, Galileo Performance, HUNTER Technical Resources, Head London Limited, Hedera Consulting, ING U.S., Idea Couture, Idea Couture Latin America S.A.P.I. de C.V., Inawisdom, Inawisdom Europe B.V., Inawisdom Ltd, Infopulse, KBACE Technologies, KIS Information Services (KIS), LZ Lifescience Limited, LZ Lifescience US Inc., Lev, Linium LLC, Magenic, Magenic Manila Inc., MediCall, MediCall Philippines Inc., MediCall Philippines Inc., Merit Research Limited, Merit Software Holdings Limited, Merit Software Limited, Meritsoft, Mirabeau, Mirabo Systems International Limited, Mustache, Mustache LLC, Mustache TV LLC, Netcentric A Cognizant Digital Business, Netcentric AG, Netcentric Deutschland GmbH, Netcentric Eastern Europe S.R.L., Netcentric Ibérica SLU, Netcentric UK Ltd, New Signature, New Signature SA (Pty) Ltd, New Signature UK Limited, Nova IT, Odecee, Odecee Pty Limited, Odecee Unit Trust, Oy Samlink Ab, PIPC, Pepperweed Advisors, Prospective Payment Specialists Inc., Quick Left, ROI Access Management Services LLC, ROI Holding Company LLC, Receivables Outsourcing LLC, Rivereo Technologies Limited, SAASFOCUS PTY LTD, SPI Nepal Private Limited, SVN BidCo Pty Ltd, SVN HoldCo Pty Ltd, SaaSfocus Inc, Samlink, Samlink Technology Solutions Finland Oy, Servian, Servian (Victoria) Pty Ltd, Servian Consulting Limited, Servian Group (Holdings) Pty Ltd, Servian Managed Services Pty Ltd, Servian New Zealand Limited, Servian Pty Ltd, Servian Services Pty Ltd, Servian Singapore Pte. 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This page (NASDAQ:CTSH) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff