The Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) - Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates

Thursday, 02 Nov, 2017

Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 10.43% and performed 24.95% over the last six months. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp now has $42.89B valuation.

On 11/1/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 with an ex dividend date of which will be payable on 11/20/2017. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 70.87% since November 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The Ontario - Canada-based Scotia Cap has invested 0.05% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). $76.84's average target is 7.14% above currents $71.72 stock price. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. had 64 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Connecticut-based Paloma Management has invested 0% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). Needham has "Buy" rating and $65 target. Tracking EV may help when comparing companies with different capital structures. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $80.0 target. Financial Architects reported 784 shares. Therefore 67% are positive. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. The company gives a ROE of 18.20%. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 30 with "Overweight". The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 20 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, September 20 with "Buy". The stock has "Underperform" rating by CLSA on Wednesday, September 14.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.81 million activity. About 1.01 million shares traded.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 53 investors sold CTSH shares while 330 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 184 raised stakes. If The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares can stay above the price resistance around $52.36 a share, that could help propel The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) higher to the next line of resistance at $52.52 a share. 48,652 were accumulated by Capstone Asset. The Pres - Cognizant Accelerator now owns $217,015 of the stock according to the SEC filing. Hendershot Investments Inc. now holds 115,589 shares with a value of $8,385,000. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 187,965 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $13,349,274.30. Foundry Prtnrs Lc has invested 0.02% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 231,061 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). New Mountain Vantage Advisers Lc holds 524,087 shares or 2.53% of its portfolio. Sei accumulated 102,931 shares. Bbva Compass Bancorp reported 8,618 shares stake. About 6.15M shares traded or 129.48% up from the average. Shares of CTSH moved upward with change of 4.51% to its 50-day Moving average. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 4.94% or $0.04 from last year's $0.81 per share. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $0.98 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $4.35. The information technology service provider reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.03, Bloomberg Earnings reports.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. Veeraraghavachary Srinivasan had sold 12,000 shares worth $750,000. On Monday, May 15 the insider Middleton Sean sold $122,850. Shaheen Allen also sold $282,815 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Tuesday, June 6. The Business's services include consulting and technology services and outsourcing services. The company has the market capitalization of $44.57B while its P/B ratio was 4.25. It has a 23 P/E ratio.

Cognizant has faced lower spending from big financial clients such as central banks, that are shifting their investments to digital services such as automation from legacy services, the company's President Rajeev Mehta said on a call with analysts. Its up 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. 86 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 27,165 shares in the company, valued at $1,928,715.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Cantor Fitzgerald Reaffirms Buy Rating for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)" was reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System owns 43,759 shares. The average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been 2.93 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are clocking price at $75.67 with change of 0.21%. Bluecrest Mgmt Limited invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). Guardian Life Ins Of America has invested 0.01% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH).