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NASDAQ:CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Stock Price, Forecast & News

$70.09
+0.53 (+0.76 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$68.80
Now: $70.09
$70.29
50-Day Range
$60.32
MA: $64.13
$71.42
52-Week Range
$56.73
Now: $70.09
$74.85
Volume4.79 million shs
Average Volume3.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.38 billion
P/E Ratio21.30
Dividend Yield1.27%
Beta1.06
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$16.78 billion
Cash Flow$5.09 per share
Book Value$20.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees281,600
Market Cap$38.38 billion
Next Earnings Date5/7/2020 (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, February 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 18th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, February 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 14th. This is a boost from Cognizant Technology Solutions's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. 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 on the morning of 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 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 has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 5th 2020, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cognizant Technology Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 5th. The information technology service provider reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.03. The information technology service provider earned $4.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.23 billion. Cognizant Technology Solutions had a return on equity of 20.60% and a net margin of 10.98%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.13 earnings per share. 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 Thursday, May 7th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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

Cognizant Technology Solutions issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.97-$4.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.14-$17.47 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $17.25 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CTSH?

25 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $81.00. On average, they anticipate Cognizant Technology Solutions' stock price to reach $68.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions in the last year. There are currently 8 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 7 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?

Press coverage about CTSH stock has been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognizant Technology Solutions earned a news impact score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the information technology service provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Are investors shorting Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,200,000 shares, an increase of 6.6% from the January 15th total of 9,570,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,720,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Approximately 1.9% of the company's shares are sold short. 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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), BlackRock (BLK), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Intel (INTC).

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Wealth Quarterback LLC (35.15%), State Street Corp (4.24%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.60%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.55%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.65%) and FMR LLC (2.26%). Company insiders that own Cognizant Technology Solutions stock include Allen Shaheen, Brian Humphries, 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 Matthews International Capital Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Janus Henderson Group PLC, FIL Ltd, Pendal Group Ltd, FMR LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group and Coronation Fund Managers Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Cognizant Technology Solutions company stock in the last year include Allen Shaheen, Francisco Dsouza, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wealth Quarterback LLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., First Trust Advisors LP and Madison Asset Management LLC. 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 $70.09.

How big of a company is Cognizant Technology Solutions?

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market capitalization of $38.38 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. 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:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,142 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  567 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,709
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 2/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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