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.

Several price targets were given for CTSH by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 81, implying a possible profit of 16.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, implying a possible loss of -39.76 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.56 percent. That number becomes 1.17 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CTSH to grow at a rate of 19.71 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CTSH is 1.29.

In the last 52-weeks, CTSH has achieved a high of 70.49 and a low of 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 market cap of CTSH is $41.26 billion. CTSH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.