Cognizant Tech Solns (CTSH) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated by Analysts at Credit Suisse; With $100 Target; Nuance Communications (NUAN) Sentiment Is 1.16

Among 33 analysts covering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. has $100.0 highest and $48 lowest target. $83.73’s average target is 10.10% above currents $76.05 stock price. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. had 89 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, December 17. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CTSH in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, February 7, the company rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Wednesday, September 14. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.76 billion. It operates through four divisions: Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise, and Imaging. It currently has negative earnings. The Healthcare segment offers transcription solutions, which enables physicians to streamline clinical documentation with medical transcription platform; Dragon Medical, a dictation software that empowers physicians to accurately capture and document patient care in real-time on various devices; clinical document improvement and coding solutions to ensure patient health information is accurately documented, coded, and evaluated; and diagnostic solutions that allows radiologists to document, collaborate, and share medical images and reports.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology , activities and technology consulting, infrastructure, and business process services worldwide. The company has market cap of $44.84 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. It has a 30.06 P/E ratio. The Company’s consulting and technology services include strategy consulting, business and activities consulting, technology strategy and change management, and program management consulting services; application design and development; systems integration; and application testing, consulting, and engineering services, as well as enterprise information management services.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 38 insider sales for $57.98 million activity. The insider GOMATAM SUMITHRA sold 2,625 shares worth $199,500. On Thursday, December 7 Middleton Sean sold $91,198 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 1,278 shares. On Tuesday, January 23 Mehta Rajeev sold $671,882 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 8,559 shares. 14,369 shares were sold by McLoughlin Karen, worth $1.03 million. RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN sold 25,000 shares worth $1.90M. 240,000 shares were sold by DSOUZA FRANCISCO, worth $17.77M on Wednesday, January 10. KLEIN JOHN E sold $830,705 worth of stock or 11,560 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.76 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 37 investors sold Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation shares while 296 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 487.81 million shares or 3.03% less from 503.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blair William And Il has 0.02% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 33,190 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Ins Trust Fund invested in 0.2% or 15,574 shares. Ahl Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership has 183,195 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. De Burlo Gp holds 1.88% or 116,700 shares in its portfolio. Buckingham Cap stated it has 13,429 shares. Gofen And Glossberg Ltd Liability Com Il invested in 6,021 shares. Andra Ap reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Tourbillon Cap Partners Limited Partnership reported 1.73 million shares stake. Guinness Asset Mngmt Limited holds 0.79% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 51,974 shares. Majedie Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 189,742 shares or 1.12% of its portfolio. Oak Ridge Ltd stated it has 0.46% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Flossbach Von Storch Ag accumulated 0.18% or 239,450 shares. 41,945 are owned by Riverhead Mngmt Limited Company. Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.2% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). 560,783 are owned by Aviva Plc.

Analysts await Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.88 earnings per share, up 15.79% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.76 per share. CTSH’s profit will be $518.89 million for 21.61 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.38% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.18% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $76.05. About 882,923 shares traded. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has risen 5.50% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $280,106 activity.

12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc holds 6.55% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. for 1.61 million shares. Ivory Investment Management Llc owns 6.10 million shares or 4.77% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Shannon River Fund Management Llc has 4.28% invested in the company for 832,290 shares. The Massachusetts-based Sirios Capital Management L P has invested 4.13% in the stock. Mcrae Capital Management Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 330,250 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Nuance Communications’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Nuance Communications, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. NUAN was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 18, 2016. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, January 6 report. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy” on Friday, November 18.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.0875 during the last trading session, reaching $16.2225. About 1.50M shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) has risen 16.56% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.