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Cognizant Technology Solutions Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.10 (+0.14 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $73.48
50-Day Range
MA: $77.82
52-Week Range
Now: $73.48
Volume3.08 million shs
Average Volume2.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.99 billion
P/E Ratio27.21
Dividend Yield1.31%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a professional services company, provides consulting and technology, and outsourcing services in North America, Europe, and internationally. 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, Internet of Things, interactive, and cloud services and solutions; and application development, systems integration, application testing and maintenance, infrastructure, and business process services. The company also develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products and platforms for the healthcare industry. In addition, it offers revenue cycle management solutions to the healthcare industry; business advisory and data analytics services; and salesforce services. Further, the company develops custom cloud-based software and platforms; and provides consulting services that enable companies to plan, implement, and optimize automated cloud-based business processes and technologies. It serves banking and insurance, healthcare and life sciences, retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, logistics, travel and hospitality, energy and utilities, communications and media, and technology industries. The company markets and sells its services through professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has collaboration with Verily Life Sciences to facilitate COVID-19 testing across the United States. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Custom computer programming services
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CTSH
Year Founded1994



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$16.78 billion
Cash Flow$4.61 per share
Book Value$20.11 per share


Net Income$1.84 billion


Market Cap$38.99 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.27 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

28th out of 1,528 stocks

Custom Computer Programming Services Industry

1st out of 45 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.3Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cognizant Technology Solutions a buy right now?

24 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Cognizant Technology Solutions stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Wall Street analysts have given Cognizant Technology Solutions a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Cognizant Technology Solutions wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Cognizant Technology Solutions' next earnings date?

Cognizant Technology Solutions is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 6th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Cognizant Technology Solutions

How were Cognizant Technology Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. (NASDAQ:CTSH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The information technology service provider reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.23. The information technology service provider had revenue of $4.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.25 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a net margin of 8.78% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.04%. The firm's revenue was down 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share.
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How has Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock was trading at $53.15 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, CTSH stock has increased by 38.3% and is now trading at $73.48.
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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, February 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 18th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Friday, February 26th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 17th. This is a positive change from Cognizant Technology Solutions's previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
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Is Cognizant Technology Solutions a good dividend stock?

Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.31%. Cognizant Technology Solutions does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Cognizant Technology Solutions is 24.06%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Cognizant Technology Solutions will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.12% next year. This indicates that Cognizant Technology Solutions will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock split? How did Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock split work?

Cognizant Technology Solutions's stock split on the morning of Monday, March 10th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, February 5th 2014. The newly created shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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 will Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock buyback program work?

Cognizant Technology Solutions declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, February 5th 2020, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.90-4.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.98. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.6-18.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $17.64 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CTSH?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Cognizant Technology Solutions' share price to reach $77.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Cognizant Technology Solutions' key executives?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Brian Humphries, CEO & Director (Age 47, Pay $5.61M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Malcolm Frank, Exec. VP & Pres of Cognizant Digital Bus. (Age 54, Pay $935.95k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, Exec. VP & Pres of North America (Age 58, Pay $936.6k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jan Siegmund, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary, Exec. VP & Chief Operating Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Robert Telesmanic, Sr. VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Gregory Lawrence Hyttenrauch, Exec. VP and Pres of Cognizant Digital Systems & Technology (Age 53)
  • Mr. Lawrence Wieser, Chief Admin. Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Katie Royce, Global Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Matthew W. Friedrich, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Corp. Affairs Officer & Sec. (Age 53)

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

5,992 employees have rated Cognizant Technology Solutions CEO Brian Humphries on Glassdoor.com. Brian Humphries has an approval rating of 75% among Cognizant Technology Solutions' employees.

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), CA (CA), The Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Mastercard (MA) and Visa (V).

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock symbol?

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

Who are Cognizant Technology Solutions' major shareholders?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.41%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (4.20%), Dodge & Cox (4.01%), FMR LLC (2.28%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.10%) and Pzena Investment Management LLC (1.58%). Company insiders that own Cognizant Technology Solutions stock include Allen Shaheen, Brian Humphries, Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, Francisco Dsouza, Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, John Nelson Fox Jr, Karen Mcloughlin, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, Rajeev Mehta, Robert Telesmanic, Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary and Venkat Krishnaswamy.
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Which institutional investors are selling Cognizant Technology Solutions stock?

CTSH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, BlackRock Inc., Dodge & Cox, FMR LLC, Summitry LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, and Alyeska Investment Group L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Cognizant Technology Solutions company stock in the last year include Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, John Nelson Fox Jr, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, and Robert Telesmanic.
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Which institutional investors are buying Cognizant Technology Solutions stock?

CTSH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Lazard Asset Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Glenmede Trust Co. NA, and First Trust Advisors LP.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price today?

One share of CTSH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.48.

How much money does Cognizant Technology Solutions make?

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market capitalization of $38.99 billion and generates $16.78 billion in revenue each year. The information technology service provider earns $1.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.99 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Cognizant Technology Solutions have?

Cognizant Technology Solutions employs 289,500 workers across the globe.

Does Cognizant Technology Solutions have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Cognizant Technology Solutions: 10th Magnitude, Aces International, Active Intelligence, Adaptra, Adaptra Group Holdings Pty Limited, Adaptra Group Pty Limited, Advanced Technology Group Inc, Advanced Technology Group Inc., AimNet, Allocable LLC, Arrow Consulting & Design LLC, Arrow Designs India Private Limited, Arrow Digital International LLC, Arrow Digital LLC, Arrow Digital Ukraine LLC, Avectus Healthcare Solutions LLC, BHS Hospital Services Inc., BHS India Holdings Inc., BHS India Holdings LLC, BHS Physician Services Inc., Bolder Anesthesia Solutions Inc., Bolder Healthcare Solutions, Bright Wolf, Brilliant Service, CSS Investment LLC, Cadient Group, Cadient Group Inc., 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 Global Services Private Limited, Cognizant Healthcare Services LLC, Cognizant Holdings UK Limited, Cognizant Horizon Financial Services, Cognizant International Holdings Corporation, Cognizant Japan KK, 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 Servicos de Tecnologia e Software do Brasil S/A, Cognizant Technology Services Private Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions (Dalian) Co. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Netherlands) B.V., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Québec) Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Shanghai) Co Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions AG, Cognizant Technology Solutions Americas Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions Austria GmbH, Cognizant Technology Solutions B.V., 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 Cyprus Limited, 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 Lithuania UAB, Cognizant Technology Solutions Ltd, 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. z o. o. w organizacji, Cognizant Technology Solutions Portugal Unipessoal LDA, 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, Contino, CoreLogic Global Services, Double Prime LLC, EI Technologies, Enterprise Services AG, Equinox Consulting, Equinox Consulting S.A., Equinox-Cognizant SARL, Evoco UAB, Excellence Data Research Private Limited, Fathom Solutions, Frontica Business Solutions, Frontica Business Solutions SDN. BHD., Galileo Performance, Head London Limited, Hedera Consulting, Hedera Consulting B.V., Hedera Consulting BVBA, Hedera Group BVBA, Hedera Insights BVBA, Hotcakes Commerce LLC, IC Brasil Consultoria Ltda., ING U.S., ITAAS Inc., Idea Couture, Idea Couture Inc., Idea Couture LLC, Idea Couture Latin America S.A.P.I. de C.V., Infopulse, KBACE Australia Pty Limited, KBACE Technologies, KBACE Technologies Private Limited, KIS France SAS, KIS IS UK Limited, KIS Informatik AG, KIS Information Services (KIS), KIS Information Services GmbH, Kabushiki Kaisha Brilliant Service (English: Brilliant Service Co. Ltd.), Lev, Medfin India Private Limited, MediCall, MediCall Philippines Inc., Meritsoft, Mirabeau, Mirabeau B.V., Mirabeau Holding B.V., Mirabeau Holdings B.V., Mustache, Netcentric A Cognizant Digital Business, Netcentric AG, Netcentric Benelux BV, Netcentric Deutschland GmbH, Netcentric Eastern Europe S.R.L., Netcentric Ibérica SLU, Netcentric LATAM S.A.S., Netcentric UK Ltd, New Signature, New Solutions Limited, Nova IT, Odecee, Odecee Pty Limited, Odecee Unit Trust, Option Services Group Inc., PIPC, Pepperweed Advisors, Prospective Payment Specialists Inc., Quick Left, ROI Access Management Services LLC, ROI Holding Company LLC, Receivables Outsourcing LLC, SAASFOCUS PTY LTD, SPI Brazil I LLC, SPI Brazil II LLC, SPI Eurasia LLC, SPI Eurasia Pte. Ltd., SPI Nepal Private Limited, SaaSfocus Inc, SaaSforce Consulting Private Limited, Saband Software Technologies Private Limited, Samlink, Shiloh Technologies LLC, Softvision, Softvision Australia Pty Ltd, Softvision Canada LLC, Softvision Canada ULC OA Momentus Software, Softvision Consulting LLC, Softvision LLC (a Delaware entity), Softvision LLC (a Georgia entity), Softvision Partner LLC, Softvision SAS, Softvision SRL, Softvision Software Paradigms Private Limited, Softvision U.K. Limited, Software Paradigms (India) Financial Services Private Limited, Software Paradigms Infotech Private Limited, Software Paradigms International Sistemas de Informatica Ltda, SourceNet Solutions, Storebrand Baltic, Strategic Vision Consulting, TMG Health, TMG Health Inc., TZ US Parent Inc., Tin Roof Software, TriZetto, TriZetto India Private Limited, TriZetto Provider Solutions LLC, TriZetto Services India Private Limited, UBS Service Centre (India) Private Limited, ValueSource Technologies, ValueSource Technologies Private Limited, Wellworth Limited, Ygyan Consulting, Ygyan Consulting Private Limited, ZONE Limited, Zaffera, Zenith Technologies Company, Zone, Zone GmbH, itaas, itaas India Private Limited, and marketRx.

When was Cognizant Technology Solutions founded?

Cognizant Technology Solutions was founded in 1994.

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions' official website?

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

Where are Cognizant Technology Solutions' headquarters?

Cognizant Technology Solutions is headquartered at GLENPOINTE CENTRE WEST 500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., TEANECK NJ, 07666.

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]

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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