Quarterly EPS analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH)

Gateway Advisory Llc increased its stake in Chevron Corp New (CVX) by 475.53% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cambridge Research Advisors accumulated 14,667 shares. The Horizon Investments Llc holds 34,506 shares with $795,000 value, up from 19,755 last quarter. Cognizant Tech now has $39.13B valuation. And yet, if an investor was to buy the stock at the going market price in order to collect the dividend, there is greater downside because the stock would have to lose 39.49% to reach the $40 strike price. About 737,992 shares traded. Liberty Global plc - Class C Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 6.78% since June 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 52.62% the S&P500.

Harris Associates LP increased Alphabet Inc stake by 38,619 shares to 480,312 valued at $380.62 million in 2016Q4. The insider Breber Pierre R sold 45,000 shares worth $5.03M. Wisdomtree Japan Hedged Equity (Call) (DXJ) was reduced too. Therefore 27% are positive. Colony Financial had 6 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $65.53. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Neutral". The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, January 12 by JP Morgan. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 25. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Monday, July 11 report. Needham & Company LLC boosted their target price on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. RBC Capital Markets maintained Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) rating on Monday, November 16. On Wednesday, April 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Hold". Its down 0.04, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 82 investors sold CTSH shares while 305 reduced holdings. The last session saw more than 1.79 million shares changing hands.

Investors eyeing a purchase of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ CTSH) traded down 0.18% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $66.27. Victory Capital holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 1.72M shares. Howe Rusling Incorporated holds 19,206 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. McLoughlin Karen also sold $294,000 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Thursday, February 23. Counselors reported 3,774 shares. 135,661 were reported by Rockland. Lba Wealth Management Limited Liability holds 0% or 100 shares. Quantum Cap Mngmt holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 5,673 shares. Fincl Bank Of America Corp De owns 2.41M shares. Everence Cap Mngmt Inc has 0.14% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 8,415 shares. Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership holds 326,816 shares. Provident Inv Inc reported 443,738 shares. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated an "outperform" rating and set a $80.00 price objective (up from $66.00) on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in a research note on Thursday. Equities research analysts forecast that Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation will post $3.66 EPS for the current fiscal year. Therefore 71% are positive. Norges Bank acquired a new position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at $318,007,000. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) has risen 5.50% since June 16, 2016 and is uptrending. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $65.53. Vetr upgraded Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $67.50 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, April 14th. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Friday, December 2 with "Buy". Its consulting and technology services include business, process, operations and technology consulting, application development and systems integrations, application testing, enterprise information management and software solutions and related services. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $65.53. On Monday, May 22 the insider Srouji Johny sold $1.53 million.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) last announced its earnings results on Friday, May 5th. CLSA downgraded the shares of CTSH in report on Wednesday, September 14 to "Underperform" rating. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Argus Research.

Investor Outlook: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Bernstein Today
Since December 27, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 32 insider sales for $162.84 million activity. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by JUNG ANDREA. Morgan Stanley has "Buy" rating and $155 target. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Hold" rating by S&P Research on Friday, September 11.

Rmb Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.98B and $1.86 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Northern Tr Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 49,109 shares to 25,891 shares, valued at $2.31 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also upped Vwr Corp stake by 2.44 million shares and now owns 3.66 million shares.

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) has declined -36.53% since January and is up 4.41% for the past week.

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 23 selling transactions for $9.31 million activity. $242,352 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by CHINTAMANENI RAMAKRISHNA PRASAD. 690 shares were sold by CHATTERJEE DEBASHIS, worth $46,230. Also, insider Venkat Krishnaswamy sold 6,438 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. Insiders have sold 50,712 shares of company stock worth $3,306,626 in the last ninety days. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.56, for a total value of $282,806.16.

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