Analyst Ratings for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH) by analysts covering the stock. CTSH had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 35 analysts covering the stock, 16 gave it a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 4 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

CTSH was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 81, implying potential capital gains of 16.18 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying a possible loss of -39.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.56 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.17 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CTSH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.71 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CTSH is 1.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CTSH hit 70.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 45.44. Today's price is 53.43 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.09 percent. CTSH has a price/earnings ratio of 25.45. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CTSH value stock report compares CTSH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.26 billion. CTSH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.