Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $6700 target in Friday, May 26 report. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Monday, September 26. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, October 21. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $73.66. Varian Med Sys Inc (NYSE:VAR) was reduced too. Roth Capital upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $3 target in Thursday, November 5 report.
Whitnell & Co increased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH) by 68.66% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Senator Investment Group Lp acquired 55,613 shares as Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH)'s stock rose 12.87%. Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. now owns 5,954,817 shares of the information technology service provider's stock valued at $395,400,000 after purchasing an additional 2,178,800 shares during the period. Cognizant Technology Solutio now has $43.29 billion valuation. About 912,340 shares traded. More interesting news about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) were released by: Barrons.com and their article: "IT Leader Finds New Ways to Reward Shareholders" published on October 07, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" with publication date: May 05, 2017. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500. As of quarter end Boltwood Capital Management had sold a total of 45 shares trimming its holdings by 0.3%. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 71% are positive. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $82.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday. The company was maintained on Monday, May 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. (NASDAQ:NNBR) on Thursday, September 28 with "Buy" rating. Factory Mutual Insurance holds 0.82% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 1.07M shares. Citigroup downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, September 30 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, September 11 by Goldman Sachs.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Friday, September 30. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation had a return on equity of 18.72% and a net margin of 13.36%. The stock has "Underperform" rating by CLSA on Wednesday, September 14.
Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 selling transactions for $8.33 million activity. It increased, as 9 investors sold Rosetta Stone Inc shares while 25 reduced holdings. Boston Prtn accumulated 4.40 million shares. 9,253 shares were sold by SINHA DHARMENDRA KUMAR, worth $601,445. Veeraraghavachary Srinivasan had sold 12,000 shares worth $750,000 on Thursday, May 4. KRISHNASWAMY VENKAT also sold $280,693 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) shares. CHINTAMANENI RAMAKRISHNA PRASAD also sold $242,352 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Tuesday, May 23.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. Hl Finance Ltd invested in 72,772 shares. Barrington Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC raised its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Automobile Association has 614,634 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank has 0% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 1,905 shares.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) slipped over -0.54% at $73.6, after hitting low of $73.15 in an intra-day trade. North Star Asset, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 167,392 shares. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 286,923 shares in the company, valued at $20,945,379. Tower Bridge Advsr has 0% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 177,945 shares. Psagot Inv House Limited invested 0.12% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 181,915 shares. Jlb And Associates has invested 2.54% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). Sandy Spring Savings Bank holds 22,649 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Middleton Sean also sold $117,180 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) shares. Marshall & Sullivan Wa reported 53,179 shares.
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Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. 31 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 71,642 were accumulated by Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability. Advantus Mgmt Inc accumulated 59,403 shares. (NASDAQ:NNBR). Great West Life Assurance Communication Can has invested 0% in NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS). 17,000 are owned by Teton Advsrs. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 734 shares. Nationwide Fund stated it has 1,800 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 2.12 million shares. Btr Cap Mgmt invested in 4,150 shares.
Several analysts have recently commented on CTSH shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.63% of the company's stock. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,515 shares in the company, valued at approximately $730,792.50. Temasek Hldgs (Private) Ltd owns 10,900 shares. Financial Bank Of Mellon Corp reported 0.01% stake. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $2.07 a share in the trailing twelve months.
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