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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Class A CTSH Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 03, 2023, 12:57 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 70.66
  • Sector Technology
  • Industry Information Technology Services
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 65.99  –  69.44
  • Year Range 51.33  –  93.47
  • Market Cap 35.1034 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.2 Mil /  4.5 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.89
  • Price / Book 2.92
  • Forward Div Yield 1.64%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.01%

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Cognizant’s Financial Services Division Under Pressure, but Cognizant Heavily Discounted to Peers

Julie Bhusal Sharma Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Bhusal Sharma |

Cognizant posted a mixed fourth quarter—beating our top-line forecast while missing on the bottom line. Management’s guidance for the quarter ahead is weak out of caution, especially within the firm’s financial services division. In addition, Cognizant refrained from providing an outlook for the full year. Despite management’s conservatism, we are maintaining our $91 fair value estimate for Cognizant shares. While the company has headwinds in the near term as firms delay their still much desired digital transformations, we are confident that Cognizant can benefit from the hefty digitization market in the long term. We continue to believe that Cognizant is one of the most attractive IT services stocks under our coverage. We think most of Cognizant’s peers are fairly valued and Cognizant is being overly penalized for mistakes in its past despite its current solid moat. In addition, we think Cognizant will be reinvigorated by Ravi Kumar’s new appointment to CEO.

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Business Description

Cognizant is a global IT services provider, offering consulting and outsourcing services to some of the world’s largest enterprises spanning the financial services, media and communications, healthcare, natural resources, and consumer products industries. Cognizant employs nearly 300,000 people globally, roughly 70% of whom are in India, although the company’s headquarters are in Teaneck, New Jersey.

300 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 36, 6th Floor
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Industry Information Technology Services
Employees 349,400

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FAQs for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Class A Stock

Yes. CTSH has a forward dividend yield of 1.53%. See CTSH’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CTSH’s market cap is 35.10 Bil.
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CTSH’s stock style is Mid Core.
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CTSH’s price/sales is 1.89.
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CTSH’s price/forward earnings is 14.95.
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CTSH’s price/book is 2.95.
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