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Cognizant

$73.80

0.6 (0.82%)

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Cognizant is returning cash to investors, Barron's says

Cognizant is building a lucrative digital-consulting business, Resham Kapadia writes in this week's edition of Barron's. Meanwhile, the company's shareholders could see a twofold payoff thanks to activist investor Elliott Management, which took a 4% stake last November, acquired three board seats, and pressed management to prioritize profit-margin expansion, the publication noted, adding that Cognizant will return $3.4B through 2018 via stock buybacks and dividends. Reference Link

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CTSH Cognizant
$73.80

0.6 (0.82%)

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BREN
08/08/17
UPGRADE
Target $85
BREN
Buy
Cognizant upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg
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BREN
08/08/17
UPGRADE
Target $85
BREN
Buy
Cognizant upgraded to Buy on less immigration risk at Berenberg
Berenberg analyst Georgios Kertsos upgraded Cognizant Technology Solutions to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $85 from $65. The market now considers U.S. immigration policy changes as unlikely, which leaves upside for investors, Kertsos tells investors in a research note. The analyst also thinks upside from potential U.S. tax reforms are not priced into Cognizant shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst William Selesky saying he expects Tesla to reach breakeven two quarters earlier than he'd previously forecast and sees the company achieving full-year profitability in fiscal 2019. 2. L3 Technologies (LLL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton analyst Pete Skibitski saying he is "cautiously" optimistic that there will be a positive resolution in fiscal 2018 budget negotiations, which will benefit the entire space, and notes L3's international outlook has improved as the year has progressed. 3. Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Jay Sole saying he believes share weakness related to investor concerns surrounding share loss to Amazon (AMZN) and brands' own websites has created an "excellent" buying opportunity. 4. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Christian Wetherbee saying he sees a "clear path" toward double-digit earnings growth returning in 2018. 5. Cognizant (CTSH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg with analyst Georgios Kertsos saying the market now considers U.S. immigration policy changes as unlikely, which leaves upside for investors. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Target $86
BOFA
Buy
Cognizant reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jason Kupferberg reinstated Cognizant with a Buy and a $86 price target. Management's new strategic direction on accelerating its shift to digital, sustainable margin improvement, and improved returns on cash is a new phase in Cognizant's life cycle, the analyst wrote. He believes investors have numerous ways to win following years of management's previous focus on growth first.

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