Cognizant (CTSH) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Increase Y/Y February 08, 2017

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's (CTSH) stock price is Currently Worth at $52.76; How much it may

As of current trade, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 7.63%. The stock has earnings growth of 60.80% yoy and showed a EPS growth of N\A over the past five years. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 22%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 17.4%.

A number of analysts offered their Estimated Earnings analysis for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for the current quarter. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.1.

The company is now sitting on more than $2 billion in cash and said it plans to return about 75 percent of its USA cash flow to shareholders on an ongoing basis. These 25 Analysts are also projecting the mean revenue estimate of 3.49 Billion. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$63.23 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$63.81. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 11.78%. Recordings on Tuesday displayed that Cognizant tapped a market worth 32.63 billion dollars. The stock appeared -10.72% below its 52-week highs and is up 7.26% for the last five trades. The company's price sits 1.18% above from its 50-day moving average of $55.84 and -0.12% below from the stock's 200-day moving average of $55.02. Its President - Digital Business Kandiah Gajakarnan Vibushanan sold 20,000 company shares for $1110000.6, in a transaction on 2016-12-12. Insiders have sold 57,466 shares of company stock worth $3,201,816 over the last three months. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $69.00 price target on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 21st.

In the last trading session, The Company traded 7.61 Million shares. The company's Relative strength index is 41.89. Number of analysts are covering this stock and now stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 2 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 8 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.

According to Yahoo Finance, the price target for the company which analysts are aiming is 75. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 34.62% and for the year was 99.16%, while the YTD performance remained at 13.44%.

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"As part of this plan, the company expects to commence a $1.5-billion accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) in the first quarter of 2017, initiate a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share commencing in the second quarter of 2017, and repurchase shares of $1.2 billion in the open market during 2017 and 2018, " said the company in a statement.