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Is Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(NASDAQ: CTSH), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/19/1998. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is in the Business Software & Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, is 4093.13, and so far today it has a volume of 2851000. Performance year to date since the 6/19/1998 is -2.63%.

To help you determine whether Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.29 and forward P/E is 15.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.51. P/S ratio is 2.8 and the P/B ratio is 3.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.98 and 20.25 respectively.

At the current price Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is trading at, 58.44 (0.88% today), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.46% after growing 12.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 15.60%, and 10.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 608, and the number of shares float is 603.04. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 92.20%. The float short is 1.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.57. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.50%, and also a return on investment of 15.20%.

The ability for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.7, and quick ratio is 3.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.09 and total debt/equity is 0.11. In terms of margins, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a gross margin of 40.20%, with its operating margin at 17.30%, and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a profit margin of 13.20%.

The 52 week high is -16.28%, with 14.10% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.67% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.13%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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