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$79.50
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$80.94
50-Day Range
$78.38
MA: $80.54
$81.95
52-Week Range
$40.01
Now: $80.56
$82.73
Volume1.45 million shs
Average Volume2.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$43.68 billion
P/E Ratio29.84
Dividend Yield1.09%
Beta1.12

Competitors

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) Vs. ACN, IBM, EPAM, LDOS, IT, and BAH

Should you be buying CTSH stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "it consulting & other services" are considered alternatives and competitors to Cognizant Technology Solutions, including Accenture (ACN), International Business Machines (IBM), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Leidos (LDOS), Gartner (IT), and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and Accenture's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19
Accenture$44.33 billion3.79$5.11 billion$7.4634.15

Accenture has higher revenue and earnings than Cognizant Technology Solutions. Cognizant Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Accenture, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accenture has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of Accenture shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Accenture shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions and Accenture, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43
Accenture091302.59

Cognizant Technology Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $75.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 6.55%. Accenture has a consensus target price of $251.4167, suggesting a potential downside of 1.32%. Given Accenture's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Accenture is more favorable than Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Dividends

Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Accenture pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Accenture pays out 47.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Accenture has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Accenture is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and Accenture's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%
Accenture11.74%29.32%13.92%

Summary

Accenture beats Cognizant Technology Solutions on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.37$9.43 billion$12.819.26

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Cognizant Technology Solutions. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cognizant Technology Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43
International Business Machines09602.40

Cognizant Technology Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $75.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 6.55%. International Business Machines has a consensus target price of $140.2143, suggesting a potential upside of 18.21%. Given International Business Machines' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Dividends

Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. International Business Machines pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Business Machines pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Business Machines has raised its dividend for 20 consecutive years. International Business Machines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Summary

International Business Machines beats Cognizant Technology Solutions on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and EPAM Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19
EPAM Systems$2.29 billion8.78$261.06 million$4.9173.26

Cognizant Technology Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than EPAM Systems. Cognizant Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EPAM Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of EPAM Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of EPAM Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions and EPAM Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43
EPAM Systems021202.86

Cognizant Technology Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $75.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 6.55%. EPAM Systems has a consensus target price of $311.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.54%. Given Cognizant Technology Solutions' higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cognizant Technology Solutions is more favorable than EPAM Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and EPAM Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%
EPAM Systems12.31%18.29%13.20%

Summary

EPAM Systems beats Cognizant Technology Solutions on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.2% of Leidos shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Leidos shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Leidos pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Leidos pays out 26.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cognizant Technology Solutions and Leidos, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43
Leidos021302.87

Cognizant Technology Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $75.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 6.55%. Leidos has a consensus target price of $117.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.42%. Given Leidos' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Leidos is more favorable than Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and Leidos' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19
Leidos$11.09 billion1.44$667 million$5.1721.67

Cognizant Technology Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Leidos. Cognizant Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Leidos, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and Leidos' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%
Leidos5.10%23.45%7.35%

Volatility and Risk

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leidos has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cognizant Technology Solutions beats Leidos on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Gartner has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gartner and Cognizant Technology Solutions' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Gartner$4.25 billion3.37$233.29 million$3.9041.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19

Cognizant Technology Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Gartner. Cognizant Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gartner, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Gartner and Cognizant Technology Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Gartner5.13%41.76%5.84%
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Gartner and Cognizant Technology Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Gartner03302.50
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43

Gartner presently has a consensus price target of $142.50, indicating a potential downside of 11.17%. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a consensus price target of $75.2857, indicating a potential downside of 6.55%. Given Cognizant Technology Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cognizant Technology Solutions is more favorable than Gartner.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.3% of Gartner shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Gartner shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and Cognizant Technology Solutions' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Booz Allen Hamilton$7.46 billion1.77$482.60 million$3.1830.17
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.60$1.84 billion$3.9920.19

Cognizant Technology Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Booz Allen Hamilton. Cognizant Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Booz Allen Hamilton, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Booz Allen Hamilton has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and Cognizant Technology Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Booz Allen Hamilton6.62%54.01%10.09%
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%

Dividends

Booz Allen Hamilton pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Booz Allen Hamilton pays out 39.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.9% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Booz Allen Hamilton and Cognizant Technology Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Booz Allen Hamilton06702.54
Cognizant Technology Solutions451402.43

Booz Allen Hamilton currently has a consensus price target of $85.0833, indicating a potential downside of 11.31%. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a consensus price target of $75.2857, indicating a potential downside of 6.55%. Given Cognizant Technology Solutions' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cognizant Technology Solutions is more favorable than Booz Allen Hamilton.

Summary

Cognizant Technology Solutions beats Booz Allen Hamilton on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Cognizant Technology Solutions Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Accenture logo
ACN
Accenture
2.0$254.77-1.2%$167.86 billion$44.33 billion31.38Insider Selling
International Business Machines logo
IBM
International Business Machines
3.0$118.61-11.0%$105.69 billion$77.15 billion13.43Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
EPAM Systems logo
EPAM
EPAM Systems
1.8$359.69-1.0%$20.14 billion$2.29 billion66.24Insider Selling
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Leidos logo
LDOS
Leidos
1.8$112.05-2.4%$15.95 billion$11.09 billion26.36Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
Gartner logo
IT
Gartner
1.0$160.41-0.6%$14.32 billion$4.25 billion67.40
Booz Allen Hamilton logo
BAH
Booz Allen Hamilton
1.8$95.93-1.2%$13.23 billion$7.46 billion26.14Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
Amdocs logo
DOX
Amdocs
2.2$70.78-0.1%$9.28 billion$4.17 billion19.13
CACI International logo
CACI
CACI International
1.6$253.66-1.8%$6.40 billion$5.72 billion18.62Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ManTech International logo
MANT
ManTech International
1.7$101.20-2.9%$4.08 billion$2.22 billion31.82Gap Up
Teradata logo
TDC
Teradata
1.1$25.11-3.4%$2.74 billion$1.90 billion28.21Gap Down
Virtusa logo
VRTU
Virtusa
1.6$51.16-0.0%$1.55 billion$1.31 billion41.59
Unisys logo
UIS
Unisys
1.3$23.76-3.4%$1.50 billion$2.95 billion1.63News Coverage
Gap Up
Forrester Research logo
FORR
Forrester Research
1.4$44.14-1.0%$837.07 million$461.70 million66.88Gap Up
The Hackett Group logo
HCKT
The Hackett Group
2.2$14.77-1.5%$442.54 million$282.47 million73.85News Coverage
Gap Up
ServiceSource International logo
SREV
ServiceSource International
1.4$1.88-20.2%$181.60 million$216.13 million-8.95Insider Buying
High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
This page was last updated on 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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