Know before you buy this stock: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

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13 September, 2017

126.47 million shares or 0.23% more from 126.18 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. American Tower now has $62.74B valuation. The stock decreased 0.92% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $144.83. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500. They are one of the leading companies in the Business Software & Services in USA. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 3,633 shares of the information technology service provider's stock valued at $241,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks accumulated 36,552 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

05/31/2017 - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The stock rose 0.40% or $0.67 reaching $169.69. Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership invested 0.1% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH). It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500. Equities research analysts predict that Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation will post $3.70 earnings per share for the current year. Cognizant Technology Solutio now has $42.78 billion valuation. HSBC initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 30 report. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 239 shares.

According to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 89.07%. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th.

Among 28 analysts covering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 selling transactions for $8.33 million activity. Sather Gru holds 5.2% or 268,592 shares.

Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) traded up 0.91% in the last session while performance was up 72.84% in the last five days. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.26, for a total value of $139,242.04. $122,850 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by Middleton Sean.

Investors of record on Tuesday, August 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 82 investors sold CTSH shares while 305 reduced holdings.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN on 09/02/2017, and was a disposition of 176 shares with a final price of $70.83. Vision Capital has 1.21% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH).

The share price of the company (NASDAQ:CTSH) was up +0.91%, with a high of 73.00 during the day and the volume of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation shares traded was 2854475.

Hartline Investment Corp decreased Wisdomtree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) stake by 121,741 shares to 187,540 valued at $2.09 million in 2016Q4. Washington Tru Communication holds 1.74% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 480,848 shares.

05/08/2017 - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. Starboard Value LP holds 2.44% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 1.48M shares. Eagle Ridge Investment Management reported 101,448 shares. Compton Ri stated it has 12,110 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Jennison Associates Limited Liability Company owns 9,819 shares. Oaktop Capital Management Ii L.P. owns 743,836 shares or 5.45% of their United States portfolio. It also upped Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 9,662 shares and now owns 31,127 shares. Franklin Res Inc (NYSE:BEN) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 58 investors sold AMT shares while 271 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Weitz Invest Mngmt has 0.01% invested in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT). Bourgeon Capital Limited Liability Company owns 12,925 shares or 0.45% of their USA portfolio. L & S holds 5,890 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw And has 0% invested in Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT). Morgan Stanley reported 0.12% of its portfolio in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT). Barclays Public Limited Company reported 0.08% stake. Cornerstone Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.15% in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT). Quantitative Investment Mgmt Limited Co has invested 0.2% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). 4,900 shares valued at $779,100 were sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C on Monday, May 22. Old Second Commercial Bank Of Aurora, a Illinois-based fund reported 350 shares. Nichols Asset Management Ltd Llc owns 4,500 shares. Therefore 73% are positive. American Tower Corporation had 48 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Berenberg on Tuesday, August 8 to "Buy". On Wednesday, September 14 the stock rating was downgraded by CLSA to "Underperform". The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 28. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was initiated by SunTrust. The stock has a market capitalization of $43.02 billion, a PE ratio of 23.37 and a beta of 1.14. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral". On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy".

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $19.34 million activity. $532,418 worth of stock was sold by SHARBUTT DAVID E on Friday, May 5. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.26, for a total transaction of $139,242.04. About 2.14M shares traded. HESS WILLIAM H also sold $10.95 million worth of American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) shares.


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