Cognizant Technology Solutions Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.97 (-1.29 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 12:33 PM ET)
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Volume39,708 shs
Average Volume3.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$39.16 billion
P/E Ratio23.65
Dividend Yield1.27%
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About Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. engages in the provision of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. It operates through the following business segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Products and Resources; and Communications, Media, and Technology. The Financial Services segment consists of banking and insurance services. The Healthcare segment involves healthcare and life sciences. The Products and Resources segment comprises of retail and consumer goods, manufacturing and logistics, travel and hospitality, and energy and utilities. The Communications, Media, and Technology segment includes communications, information, media and entertainment, and technology. The company was founded by Wijeyaraj Kumar Mahadeva and Francisco D'Souza in 1994 and is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.


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3.04 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

9th out of 858 stocks

Custom Computer Programming Services Industry

1st out of 36 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 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?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Cognizant Technology Solutions stock.
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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 Wednesday, October 27th 2021.
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How were Cognizant Technology Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. (NASDAQ:CTSH) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 27th. The information technology service provider reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.03. The information technology service provider earned $4.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.45 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a net margin of 9.65% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.41%.
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How has Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock was trading at $53.15 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CTSH shares have increased by 40.2% and is now trading at $74.51.
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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 Wednesday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 20th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Tuesday, August 31st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 19th.
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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 1.27%. The dividend payout ratio of Cognizant Technology Solutions is 28.07%. 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 21.57% 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 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 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 5th 2020, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors 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 third quarter 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.69 billion-$4.74 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.56 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CTSH?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $93.00. On average, they anticipate Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price to reach $83.43 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.0% 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:
  • Brian J. Humphries, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Jan Siegmund, Chief Financial Officer
  • Balu Ganesh Ayyar, EVP & President-Digital Operations
  • Becky Schmitt, Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Allen Shaheen, Executive Vice President

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

5,992 employees have rated Cognizant Technology Solutions CEO Brian Humphries on 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.08%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.90%), Dodge & Cox (5.59%), State Street Corp (4.29%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.76%) and Invesco Ltd. (2.52%). Company insiders that own Cognizant Technology Solutions stock include Becky Schmitt, Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, Francisco Dsouza, James Patrick Lennox, John E Klein, John Nelson Fox Jr, Karen Mcloughlin, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, Michael Patsalos-Fox and Robert Telesmanic.
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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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Prudential PLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and SG Americas Securities LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognizant Technology Solutions company stock in the last year include Becky Schmitt, Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, John Nelson Fox Jr, Malcolm Frank, Matthew W Friedrich, Michael Patsalos-Fox, and Robert Telesmanic.
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Which institutional investors are buying Cognizant Technology Solutions stock?

CTSH stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, Amundi, Pzena Investment Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Man Group plc, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, and Franklin Resources Inc..
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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 $74.51.

How much money does Cognizant Technology Solutions make?

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market capitalization of $39.16 billion and generates $16.65 billion in revenue each year. The information technology service provider earns $1.39 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.42 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. 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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

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 9/20/2021 by Staff
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