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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) Stock: Analyzing the Market Value

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 16.36x compared to its average ratio,, and the 36-month beta value for CTSH is at 1.09. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 5 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 18 as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”

The average price suggested by analysts for CTSH is $72.20, which is $0.87 above the current market price. The public float for CTSH is 503.85M, and currently, shorts hold a 1.42% of that float. The average trading volume for CTSH on September 18, 2023 was 3.49M shares.

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CTSH) stock’s latest price update

The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) has decreased by -1.13 when compared to last closing price of 70.97.Despite this, the company has seen a loss of -1.64% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Investopedia reported 2023-08-03 that The S&P 500 fell 0.3% on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 after weaker-than-expected earnings reports from ecommerce, travel, and chip companies weighed on the index.

CTSH’s Market Performance

CTSH’s stock has fallen by -1.64% in the past week, with a monthly rise of 1.36% and a quarterly rise of 8.39%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.29% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.22% for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -0.58% for CTSH’s stock, with a simple moving average of 10.46% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CTSH

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CTSH stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for CTSH by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for CTSH in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $77 based on the research report published on August 22, 2023 of the current year 2023.

CTSH Trading at 1.54% 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 -3.49% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.22%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.29%, as shares surge +1.58% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.44% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CTSH fell by -1.64%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +16.76% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $70.64. In addition, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation saw 22.70% 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 Patsalos-Fox Michael, who sale 6,926 shares at the price of $62.79 back on Jun 12. After this action, Patsalos-Fox Michael now owns 64,695 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, valued at $434,875 using the latest closing price.

Mackay Leo S. Jr., the Director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, sale 4,473 shares at $61.99 during a trade that took place back on Jun 09, which means that Mackay Leo S. Jr. is holding 26,671 shares at $277,294 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CTSH

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.35 for the present operating margin
  • +33.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation stands at +11.79. The total capital return value is set at 21.69, while invested capital returns managed to touch 16.92. Equity return is now at value 17.60, with 12.30 for asset returns.

Based on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), the company’s capital structure generated 12.57 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 11.16. Total debt to assets is 8.67, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 11.05. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 9.82.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.78, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.05. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.86 and the total asset turnover is 1.09. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.17.


In conclusion, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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