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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CTSH. The highest price target was 81, which equates to a potential upside of 16.18 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, which equates to a potential downside of -39.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

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. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CTSH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. CTSH has a PEG ratio of 1.29.

CTSH has traded between a high of 70.49 and a low of 45.44 over the past year. Today's price is 53.43 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.09 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.