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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 34679.79. Since its IPO date on the 6/19/1998, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH performance year to date is -4.70%. Today Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH has gained -0.91%, with a current price of 56.68.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 13.50%, 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 0.09. While Total debt/equity is 0.11. With a profit margin of 13.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.20%, and operating margin of 17.30%. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.7, while the quick ratio is 3.7.

For the last year Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH has seen a EPS growth of 12.70%. A performance for the year of -5.50%. The 52-week high is -18.80%, and the 52-week low is 10.66%. The average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, CTSH is 3243104.

With a target price of 69.54, 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 20.84 and a forward P/E of 15.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.48. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.73 and 3.62 respectively. For P/cash, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a value of 7.79, while it is 19.77 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 56.68, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 18.60%.

Looking more long-term Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.56% 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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