Unconventional Volume of Stocks Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation's (CTSH)

Marco Green
April 16, 2018

The information technology service provider reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.15. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -5.03% and current price is above +40.56% from 52-week low price. About 394,749 shares traded. Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) has risen 36.27% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.72% the S&P500. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp during the third quarter worth approximately $132,000. The company has a market capitalization of $47,955.56, a P/E ratio of 22.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.04. The last session's volume was 2,777,846 compared to its average daily volume of 3.77M shares. Scotia Capital Inc who had been investing in Cognizant Technology Solutio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.16 billion market cap company. The Technology stock showed a change of -1.71% from opening and finally closed at $80.82 by scoring -0.90%. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 35,741 shares in the company, valued at $2,101,570.80. Clearbridge Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions by 101.2% during the fourth quarter. It has outperformed by 24.85% the S&P500.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.19. Its down 0.42, from 1.78 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 4 investors sold MVC shares while 8 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. Epoch Invest Prtnrs accumulated 7,257 shares or 0.01% of the stock. In case of $0.98 earnings per share CTSH's profit could reach $576.29 million. Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in MVC Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Wellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5.11M shares. Millennium Mngmt Lc stated it has 123,588 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Zooming out to the 50-day, we can see that shares are now trading 0.21% off of that mark. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.75% of the company's stock. Sterneck Capital Limited Liability Company holds 0.39% or 6,009 shares in its portfolio. If we look back to the beginning of the calendar year, shares have performed -0.14%. 12,480 were reported by Morgan Stanley. Associated Banc reported 0.22% in Biogen Inc. Kepos Cap Limited Partnership stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in Biogen Inc. Intact Inv Mngmt holds 0.08% in Newell Brands Inc. Maryland-based Proshare Limited Liability Com has invested 0.02% in Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL). 32 shares valued at $2,351 were sold by Middleton Sean on Tuesday, January 9. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Cyrusone Inc had 63 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Maxim Group. Of Toledo Na Oh holds 1.09% or 61,786 shares. Cognizant Technology Solutions earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, August 11. Therefore 79% are positive. Cognizant Tech Solns had 31 analyst reports since October 19, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, May 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Friday, November 10 with "Hold". Over the last quarter, the stock has performed -9.45%. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 6 by Needham.

Average True Range (14) for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) is stands at 1.79. Cowen & Co maintained Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Thursday, February 8 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Mizuho given on Sunday, October 15. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,616 shares of the information technology service provider's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 813 shares during the period. (NASDAQ:CTSH), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $80.0 target. Its up 0.16, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold CTSH shares while 285 reduced holdings.

We are also noting that Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was recently seen trading -5.03% away from the 50-day high and 12.33% separated from the 50-day low. 180.65 million shares or 0.28% less from 181.16 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. D Scott Neal reported 400 shares. Massachusetts-based Ngam Advsrs LP has invested 0.12% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH).

Vetr lowered shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday morning. Wolverine Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL). 175,085 were accumulated by First Long Island Limited. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a part of Technology sector and belongs to Business Software & Services industry. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 30. Cambridge Tru has 147,788 shares.

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Since December 7, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 40 sales for $51.92 million activity. Also, CEO Francisco Dsouza sold 240,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. Lennox James Patrick had sold 1,093 shares worth $89,766 on Monday, March 5. The insider Mehta Rajeev sold 42,500 shares worth $3.27M. 25,000 shs were sold by RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN, worth $1.89 million. About 2.55M shares traded.

Alliancebernstein Lp, which manages about $139.80B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI) by 82,262 shares to 3.35M shares, valued at $60.47 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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