Taking Aim at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NasdaqGS:CTSH) Shares

The hedge fund run by Chao Ku held 826,500 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.53M, up from 810,998 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Axa who had been investing in K12 Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $617.50M market cap company. The stock increased 5.61% or $18.34 during the last trading session, reaching $345.51. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 3.79 million. About 15,168 shares traded. magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (CALL) has risen 25.22% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. More interesting news about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: "Cognizant Technology Has Momentum For Continued Outperformance, Says Argus ..." published on February 22, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com's news article titled: "Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year ..." with publication date: February 27, 2018.

Petrus Trust Company Lta decreased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH) by 3.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet North America Advisors Sa sold 12,399 shares as the company's stock rose 12.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 180,700 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.11M, down from 187,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Numeric Investors Llc who had been investing in Cognizant Technology Solutio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.44B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $84.89. About 4.50M shares traded or 18.07% up from the average.

News stories about Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) to report earnings on May, 4. As a result, the company has an (Earning Per Shares) EPS growth of 11.99% for the coming year. CTSH's profit will be $582.17 million for 21.23 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.13% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold CTSH shares while 296 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. However, its trading capacity stayed around 3.79 million shares in normal days. Oakbrook Investments Lc has 46,600 shares. Moreover, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has 1.3% invested in the company for 641,561 shares. The Texas-based Petrus Trust Lta has invested 3.11% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Crestpoint Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.2% or 6,200 shares in its portfolio. Harvest Mngmt has invested 0.12% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). The shares were sold at an average price of $80.50, for a total value of $85,330.00. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability owns 3,498 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. Kessler Invest Limited Liability Com holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. Kbc Nv holds 0.07% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 112,339 shares. Cannell Capital Llc owns 851,973 shares or 1.79% of their United States portfolio.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 37 sales for $51.99 million activity. The insider Frank Malcolm sold $89,584. Mehta Rajeev sold $2.69 million worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Wednesday, February 7. 4,000 shares valued at $316,000 were sold by KRISHNASWAMY VENKAT on Wednesday, February 14. McLoughlin Karen sold $1.03 million worth of stock. RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN also sold $1.89 million worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Tuesday, January 16. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.18, for a total value of $216,540.00. It also increased its holding in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd S (NYSE:TSM) by 15,425 shares in the quarter, for a total of 704,855 shares, and has risen its stake in Check Point Software Tech Ltd (NASDAQ:CHKP).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) Stock Price" was posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. (NASDAQ:CTSH), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 5. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $6 target in Wednesday, December 9 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Simmons & Co given on Tuesday, July 21.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CTSH shares. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Suntrust Robinson. BB&T Investment Services Inc. now owns 2,176 shares of the information technology service provider's stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 1,011 shares during the last quarter. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CTSH in report on Tuesday, February 9 with "Outperform" rating. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, March 23. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-four have issued a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 62% are positive. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, November 2 with "Outperform". Bernstein downgraded Tata Motors Limited (NYSE:TTM) on Friday, September 9 to "Mkt Perform" rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 24 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight" on Tuesday, November 3. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 10 to "Sell". It also reduced its holding in Nvidia Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 350 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 350 shares, and cut its stake in Deere & Co (Call) (NYSE:DE).

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