Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) went up by 0.61% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $71.81. The company’s stock price has collected 3.47% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/22/20 that Cognizant Named a Leader in Medical Devices Digital Services by Everest Group

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Is It Worth Investing in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ :CTSH) Right Now?

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 23.47 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CTSH is at 1.15. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 28 who provided ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 15 rated it as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $70.65. CTSH currently public float of 540.94M and currently shorts hold a 1.75% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CTSH was 2.88M shares.

CTSH’s Market Performance

CTSH stocks went up by 3.47% for the week, with a monthly jump of 3.83% and a quarterly performance of 23.04%, while its annual performance rate touched 14.52%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.22% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.73% for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.04% for CTSH stocks with a simple moving average of 16.47% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CTSH

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CTSH stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for CTSH by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for CTSH in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $76 based on the research report published on September 11th of the current year 2020.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Neutral” to CTSH, setting the target price at $69 in the report published on July 30th of the current year.

CTSH Trading at 3.70% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CTSH to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.33% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.73%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.22%, as shares surge +3.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.66% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CTSH rose by +3.47%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +12.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $68.15. In addition, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation saw 11.93% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CTSH starting from SINHA DHARMENDRA KUMAR, who sale 25,000 shares at the price of $68.33 back on Sep 23. After this action, SINHA DHARMENDRA KUMAR now owns 41,893 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, valued at $1,708,200 using the latest closing price.

Frank Malcolm, the President, Digital Business of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, sale 448 shares at $69.16 during a trade that took place back on Sep 14, which means that Frank Malcolm is holding 37,975 shares at $30,982 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CTSH

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.58 for the present operating margin
  • +33.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation stands at +10.98. The total capital return value is set at 22.35, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.95. Equity return is now at value 15.00, with 9.60 for asset returns.

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Based on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), the company’s capital structure generated 15.52 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 13.44. Total debt to assets is 10.56, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 13.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 11.47.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 688.00M with total debt to EBITDA at 0.23. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.97, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.05. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.89 and the total asset turnover is 1.05. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.55.

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