Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) – A Tale Of A Growing But Stealthy Competitive Moat

    McLoughlin Karen, Chief Financial Officer, subtracted 1,517 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) from its portfolio at the rate of $63.66 per share valuing $96,572 on Jun 11. The insider left behind 65,906 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) was $62.34. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $62.64, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $62.95. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $61.95 and a 2nd Support Level at $61.56. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) stock has gained $0.44, or 0.71%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $5.46, or 9.60%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$8.87, or -12.46%. This year-to-date, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) shares have lost -$1.14, or -1.80%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

    With 569,282 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $35,380,876K. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) generates $16,125 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,101 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -20.10%, a 3-Year Total Return of 4.69%, and a 5-year Total Return of 26.17%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.200 per share on 05/21/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.26%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.80.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) reported earnings of $0.91 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.04 per share, representing a -0.13 difference and 12.60% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.13 represented a 0.07 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.06 per share, which was a 6.20% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.93 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.01 and the low estimate was $0.90. In the year-ago quarter, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) generated per-share earnings of $1.10. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -15.45% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 43 purchases (96,500 shares in total) and 53 sale (81,647 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 120 insider buys amounting to 354,159 shares and 159 insider sales amounting to 356,831 shares. In the past full year, 286 insider purchases were made (involving 709,096 shares) and 359 insider sell-offs equivalent to 606,500 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) has a Current Ratio of 3.12, a Quick Ratio of 3.12 and a Cash Ratio of 1.62. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 6.52, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 6.12, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 4.68. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 6.44 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 6.05.