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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Insider Sells $216540.00 in Stock

About 18.13 million shares traded. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has risen 5.50% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.82% the S&P500.

Westover Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Whitnell & Co bought 6,531 shares as the company's stock rose 12.87% with the market. The Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc holds 166,371 shares with $12.07 million value, up from 101,801 last quarter. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $72.71. About 590,049 shares traded. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Johnson Outdoors Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:JOUT) stake by 5,000 shares to 60,975 valued at $4.47 million in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Koninklijke Philips N V (NYSE:PHG) by 1.78 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.18 million shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Broadband Corp. Therefore 45% are positive. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned "Buy" rating by Needham on Thursday, August 6. The company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold" on Friday, October 20. Jefferies maintained the shares of CTSH in report on Monday, October 10 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, September 10 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with "Buy". The firm had revenue of $3.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.77 billion. The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Leerink Swann.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.10 million activity. It also upped Graphic Packaging Hldg Co (NYSE:GPK) stake by 240,278 shares and now owns 2.67M shares. Dsouza has seen steady activity on the sell side, and on December 19, 2017, executed an option to sell 2020 shares. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. Its up 0.30, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. Petrus Tru Lta holds 180,700 shares. 63 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 0.89 percent, SMA50 is -1.17 percent, while SMA200 is 6.44 percent. Proshare Advisors Limited, a Maryland-based fund reported 260,993 shares. The Ohio-based Keybank Association Oh has invested 0.03% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). (NASDAQ:AAPL). Investment Centers Of America owns 163,833 shares. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 423,088 shares of the information technology service provider's stock worth $30,691,000 after purchasing an additional 1,489 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al owns 143,300 shares or 0.13% of their United States portfolio. Federated Pa has invested 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Apg Asset Management Nv invested 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). North Star Investment Management Corp acquired 4,900 shares as Lilly Eli & Co Com (LLY)'s stock declined 3.22%. Benchmark Advsr invested in 0.43% or 7,650 shares. Shares for $830,705 were sold by KLEIN JOHN E. On Monday, August 7 the insider Breakiron-Evans Maureen sold $862,011. 34,437 shares were sold by Mehta Rajeev, worth $2.50 million on Tuesday, September 12. 25,000 shares were sold by RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN, worth $1.83M. Qci Asset Management Inc sold 5,772 shares as the company's stock rose 12.78% with the market.

On Thursday, December 7th, Karen Mcloughlin sold 14,369 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions stock.

Among 30 analysts covering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 77% are positive. Eli Lilly and Company had 88 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Perkins Coie invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned "Hold" rating by Argus Research on Friday, September 30. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.54 billion, a PE ratio of 25.04 and a beta of 1.16. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $75 target. William Blair upgraded the shares of CTSH in report on Wednesday, November 1 to "Outperform" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

The most recent shifts in number of shares owned by institutions came on September 30, 2017 when Blackrock Inc. sold 1.9 million shares from its total ownership of 35.03 million. Its down 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) insider Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. 97 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. The institutional investor held 77,931 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.65 million, up from 14,278 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Junto Lp reported 3.58% stake. Pennant Cap Mgmt Lc stated it has 3.79% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Adage Ptnrs Group Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.15% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Cetera Advisor Network Ltd invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Hudock Capital Gp Ltd Liability Company reported 750 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Hillsdale Mngmt reported 5,000 shares. Bank & Trust accumulated 12,617 shares.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. Duncker Streett & holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 7,089 shares. An increasing ROE indicates that a company is improving its ability to make profit without requiring as much capital.



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