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Cognizant Technology Solutions Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:CTSH)

$63.63
+0.25 (+0.39 %)
(As of 11/19/2019 08:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$62.97
Now: $63.63
$63.66
50-Day Range
$58.75
MA: $61.15
$63.42
52-Week Range
$56.73
Now: $63.63
$74.85
Volume2.81 million shs
Average Volume2.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.84 billion
P/E Ratio15.83
Dividend Yield1.26%
Beta1.05
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a professional services company, provides consulting and technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Products and Resources; and Communications, Media and Technology. It offers analytics and artificial intelligence, digital engineering, intelligent process automation, interactive, and hybrid cloud services and solutions; and application development, systems integration, application testing and maintenance, infrastructure, and business process services. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Custom computer programming services
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CTSH
CUSIP19244610
Phone201-801-0233

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$16.13 billion
Cash Flow$4.95 per share
Book Value$19.80 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.10 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees281,600
Market Cap$34.84 billion
Next Earnings Date2/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock symbol?

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

How often does Cognizant Technology Solutions pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, November 29th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 18th. View Cognizant Technology Solutions' Dividend History.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions'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 issued to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, March 7th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were Cognizant Technology Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The information technology service provider reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.03. The information technology service provider had revenue of $4.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.21 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a return on equity of 20.23% and a net margin of 12.60%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 EPS. View Cognizant Technology Solutions' Earnings History.

When is Cognizant Technology Solutions' next earnings date?

Cognizant Technology Solutions is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 5th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.95-3.98 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.96. The company issued revenue guidance of $16.70-16.74 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $16.69 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CTSH?

27 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $94.00. On average, they anticipate Cognizant Technology Solutions' share price to reach $71.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cognizant Technology Solutions?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 13 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Has Cognizant Technology Solutions been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about CTSH stock have trended very negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognizant Technology Solutions earned a media sentiment score of -3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the information technology service provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Are investors shorting Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,230,000 shares, a drop of 15.2% from the September 30th total of 9,700,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,000,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Cognizant Technology Solutions' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Cognizant Technology Solutions' key competitors?

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), CA (CA), Micron Technology (MU), BlackRock (BLK), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Intel (INTC) and Endologix (ELGX).

Who are Cognizant Technology Solutions' key executives?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Francisco D'Souza, Vice Chair & CEO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Pres (Age 52)
  • Ms. Karen A. McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Matthew W. Friedrich, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Corp. Affairs Officer & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni, Exec. VP and Pres of Global Industries & Consulting (Age 49)

Who are Cognizant Technology Solutions' major shareholders?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.79%), Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. (1.62%), Matthews International Capital Management LLC (0.75%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.72%), Genesis Investment Management LLP (0.57%) and Yacktman Asset Management LP (0.49%). Company insiders that own Cognizant Technology Solutions stock include Allen Shaheen, Brian Humphries, Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan, Debashis Chatterjee, Francisco Dsouza, Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, John Nelson Fox Jr, Karen Mcloughlin, Leo S Jr Mackay, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Rajeev Mehta, Robert Telesmanic, Sean Middleton, Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary, Sumithra Gomatam and Venkat Krishnaswamy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Which institutional investors are selling Cognizant Technology Solutions stock?

CTSH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Alta Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Coronation Fund Managers Ltd., Matthews International Capital Management LLC and Boston Trust Walden Corp. Company insiders that have sold Cognizant Technology Solutions company stock in the last year include Allen Shaheen, Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, Karen Mcloughlin, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, Rajeev Mehta, Robert Telesmanic, Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary and Venkat Krishnaswamy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Which institutional investors are buying Cognizant Technology Solutions stock?

CTSH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Genesis Investment Management LLP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Alberta Investment Management Corp, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, LGT Capital Partners LTD., California Public Employees Retirement System, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. and Railway Pension Investments Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

How do I buy shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Shares of CTSH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price today?

One share of CTSH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $63.63.

How big of a company is Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market capitalization of $34.84 billion and generates $16.13 billion in revenue each year. The information technology service provider earns $2.10 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.02 on an earnings per share basis. Cognizant Technology Solutions employs 281,600 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Cognizant Technology Solutions.

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' official website?

The official website for Cognizant Technology Solutions is http://www.cognizant.com/.

How can I contact Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' mailing address is GLENPOINTE CENTRE WEST 500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., TEANECK NJ, 07666. The information technology service provider can be reached via phone at 201-801-0233 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ CTSH)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,106 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  531 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,637
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cognizant Technology Solutions and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CTSH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CTSH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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