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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Business Software & Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH  has a market cap of 33750.72. Since its IPO date on the 6/19/1998, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH performance year to date is -7.31%. Today Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH has gained -0.86%, with a current price of 55.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.90%, with return on investment at 15.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.08. While Total debt/equity is 0.09. With a profit margin of 11.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.40%, and operating margin of 17.20%. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.6, while the quick ratio is 3.6.

For the last year Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH has seen a EPS growth of 12.70%. A performance for the year of -13.86%. The 52-week high is -15.48%, and the 52-week low is 21.37%. The average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH is 543727.

With a target price of 63.73, can Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a P/E of 21.76 and a forward P/E of 15.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.55 and 3.28 respectively. For P/cash, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a value of 6.95, while it is 23.68 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 55.15, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 16.00%.

Looking more long-term Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.44%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.39% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.70% for this year and for the last five years a 17.40% growth has been seen.

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