Investing In Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH): Why Should You?

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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Information Technology Services industry segment. The current market capitalization of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. is $33.81B. A total of 1.5 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.75M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Diaz Kathryn sold 900 shares of CTSH for 77.06 per share on Mar 12 ’24. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief People Officer now owns 8,312 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 21 ’24, Patsalos-Fox Michael sold 10,000 shares at 76.73 per share. CTSH shares that Director owns now total 54,695.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.18, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.74%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.33. CTSH’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/17/2024 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/29/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/28/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/16/2024. The CTSH stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CTSH has a high of $80.09 and a low of $62.14.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. CTSH’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.72B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.64B in debt and $3.53B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $27.14, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $11.99B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for CTSH is Buy with a score of 3.29.

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