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 highest price target was 81, implying potential capital gains of 16.18 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital losses of -39.76 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.56 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.17 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CTSH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CTSH has a PEG ratio of 1.29.

CTSH has a 52-week high of 70.49 and a 52-week low of 45.44. Currently the stock is 53.43 percent higher than its 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.