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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market

Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) Competitors

$67.44
+0.31 (+0.46%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

CTSH vs. VRSN, EPAM, DOX, WIT, ZS, AZPN, PRFT, PRO, YALA, and INFY

Should you be buying Cognizant Technology Solutions stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Cognizant Technology Solutions include VeriSign (VRSN), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Amdocs (DOX), Wipro (WIT), Zscaler (ZS), Aspen Technology (AZPN), Perficient (PRFT), PROS (PRO), Yalla Group (YALA), and Infosys (INFY). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Cognizant Technology Solutions vs.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, media sentiment, profitability, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Cognizant Technology Solutions received 831 more outperform votes than VeriSign when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 75.25% of users gave Cognizant Technology Solutions an outperform vote while only 62.40% of users gave VeriSign an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Cognizant Technology SolutionsOutperform Votes
1216
75.25%
Underperform Votes
400
24.75%
VeriSignOutperform Votes
385
62.40%
Underperform Votes
232
37.60%

VeriSign has a net margin of 54.74% compared to Cognizant Technology Solutions' net margin of 10.98%. Cognizant Technology Solutions' return on equity of 17.83% beat VeriSign's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions10.98% 17.83% 12.67%
VeriSign 54.74%-46.56%43.49%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$19.35B1.73$2.13B$4.2016.06
VeriSign$1.49B12.35$817.60M$7.9223.25

In the previous week, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Cognizant Technology Solutions both had 12 articles in the media. VeriSign's average media sentiment score of 0.98 beat Cognizant Technology Solutions' score of 0.75 indicating that VeriSign is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Cognizant Technology Solutions
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
VeriSign
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

92.4% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VeriSign has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Cognizant Technology Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $76.94, suggesting a potential upside of 14.08%. VeriSign has a consensus target price of $240.50, suggesting a potential upside of 30.62%. Given VeriSign's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VeriSign is more favorable than Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions
1 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.18
VeriSign
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Summary

VeriSign beats Cognizant Technology Solutions on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CTSH and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CTSH vs. The Competition

MetricCognizant Technology SolutionsCustom computer programming services IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$33.57B$5.49B$19.22B$7.32B
Dividend Yield1.78%3.00%2.82%3.97%
P/E Ratio16.068.34217.6616.66
Price / Sales1.733.56506.0381.89
Price / Cash11.7715.2828.0934.38
Price / Book2.542.896.414.15
Net Income$2.13B$194.82M$622.30M$214.00M
7 Day Performance-2.63%-6.88%-3.56%-3.51%
1 Month Performance-7.08%-3.65%-5.51%-6.05%
1 Year Performance13.36%-20.42%13.01%3.98%

Cognizant Technology Solutions Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VRSN
VeriSign
4.6268 of 5 stars
$182.63
-0.3%
$240.50
+31.7%
-14.5%$18.29B$1.49B23.06907Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
EPAM
EPAM Systems
4.9505 of 5 stars
$250.86
-1.6%
$331.33
+32.1%
-12.9%$14.51B$4.69B35.4853,150
DOX
Amdocs
4.938 of 5 stars
$84.82
-0.3%
$108.60
+28.0%
-6.8%$9.97B$4.89B18.1630,695Positive News
WIT
Wipro
0.6308 of 5 stars
$5.27
-1.1%
$5.05
-4.1%
+18.8%$27.47B$11.01B21.06256,921Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
ZS
Zscaler
4.5057 of 5 stars
$174.32
-0.3%
$230.55
+32.3%
+68.4%$26.12B$1.62B-183.495,962Analyst Report
News Coverage
AZPN
Aspen Technology
0.9762 of 5 stars
$200.45
-0.2%
$210.25
+4.9%
-15.8%$12.74B$1.04B-148.481,014Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
PRFT
Perficient
4.6933 of 5 stars
$46.25
-2.5%
$70.00
+51.4%
-32.6%$1.62B$906.54M16.766,547News Coverage
PRO
PROS
0.5272 of 5 stars
$33.67
-0.9%
$39.67
+17.8%
+17.9%$1.58B$303.71M-27.601,486
YALA
Yalla Group
0 of 5 stars
$4.67
-1.7%
N/A+23.8%$727.69M$318.88M7.29829
INFY
Infosys
3.5537 of 5 stars
$17.05
-1.3%
$20.76
+21.8%
+13.2%$70.57B$18.21B24.01343,234Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:CTSH) was last updated on 4/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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