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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Class A CTSH Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 30, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 65.27
  • Sector Technology
  • Industry Information Technology Services
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 64.95  –  65.90
  • Year Range 51.33  –  93.47
  • Market Cap 33.5437 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 7.5 Mil /  4.4 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.76
  • Price / Book 2.81
  • Forward Div Yield 1.76%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.65%

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Ravi Kumar Appointed CEO of Cognizant, Mixed Preliminary Q4 Results; Shares Attractive

Julie Bhusal Sharma Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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On Jan. 12, Cognizant announced that former Infosys president Ravi Kumar has been appointed to CEO of narrow-moat Cognizant, effective immediately. The company also released mixed high-level results for the fourth quarter, featuring better-than-expected revenue. Kumar is replacing Brian Humphries, who has been CEO of the firm since 2019. Humphries will act as a special advisor to Cognizant until March to streamline the transition. We expect the transition will be aided by the fact that Kumar has already begun his orientation with Cognizant. On Oct. 17, 2022, Kumar was appointed president of Cognizant Americas, which sparked early rumors of Kumar eventually becoming CEO. Now with Kumar in the CEO role, 24-year Cognizant veteran Surya Gummadi will take the position of president of Cognizant Americas.

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Business Description

Cognizant is a global IT services provider, offering consulting and outsourcing services to some of the world’s largest enterprises spanning the financial services, media and communications, healthcare, natural resources, and consumer products industries. Cognizant employs nearly 300,000 people globally, roughly 70% of whom are in India, although the company’s headquarters are in Teaneck, New Jersey.

300 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 36, 6th Floor
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Industry Information Technology Services
Employees 349,400

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Yes. CTSH has a forward dividend yield of 1.76%. See CTSH’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CTSH’s market cap is 33.54 Bil.
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CTSH’s stock style is Mid Core.
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CTSH’s price/sales is 1.77.
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CTSH’s price/forward earnings is 12.99.
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CTSH’s price/book is 2.82.
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