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      • Company Information
        About Cognizant

        Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, industry expertise and worldwide resources to working with clients to make their businesses stronger. The company delivers high-quality, cost-effective, full lifecycle solutions to complex software development and management problems. Our expertise extends across a wide range of services and technologies, encompassing application development and management, business and technology consulting, complex system integration, business process outsourcing and IT infrastructure management, as well as legacy and client/server applications. Cognizant's industry experience spans several information-intensive businesses, such as financial, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, retail, communications and information services.

        When was Cognizant founded?

        Founded in 1994 and publicly listed in 1998 (Nasdaq: CTSH), Cognizant started as a division of Dun & Bradstreet focused on full lifecycle software projects (unlike other offshore firms, which began life as providers of staff supplementation services). This background enables us to provide 24x7 project management, backed by a world-class R&D organization that helps clients manage through rapid technological change.

        Where is Cognizant located?

        Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Cognizant has over 35 sales and client relationship offices, and 100 development and delivery centers around the world.

        See all locations ?
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        How many people are employed at Cognizant?

        As of March 31, 2019, Cognizant employed approximately 285,800 employees.

      • Stock Information
        Stock information

        Cognizant Common Stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CTSH.

        How can I buy Cognizant stock?

        Shares of Cognizant Common Stock can be purchased on the open market through any stock brokerage firm. Cognizant does not offer a direct stock purchase plan.

        What is Cognizant's CUSIP number?

        Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.

        How many shares are outstanding?

        As of March 31, 2018, there were 585,898,903 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.


        Cognizant pays a quarterly cash dividend on its Class A Common Stock. This dividend payment was initiated in Q2 2017.

        Stock splits

        On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend on the company’s Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding as of February 21, 2014. The dividend distribution occurred on March 7, 2014, and the company’s Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis on March 10, 2014. 

        Issuers of corporate securities are required to complete Internal Revenue Service Form 8937 to report organizational actions, including nontaxable distributions that affect the basis of the securities involved in the organizational action. See Form 8937. The information in this document does not constitute tax advice. Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor as to the particular consequences of the distribution under U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax law.  

        On September 17, 2007, the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split on its capital stock in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of October 1, 2007, were entitled to one additional share of Common Stock for each share held on the record date. The stock dividend distribution occurred on October 16, 2007, the company's Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis the business day following the distribution date.

        On May 26, 2004, Cognizant stockholders approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of Class A Common Stock. As a result of the increase, Cognizant's previously announced conditional two-for-one stock split on its Class A Common Stock in the form of a stock dividend proceeded as planned. Stockholders of record as of May 27, 2004, received one additional share of Common Stock for each share held.

        On March 5, 2003, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a three-for-one stock split effected by a stock dividend payable on April 1, 2003, to stockholders.

        On February 11, 2000, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split effected by a 100% dividend payable on March 16, 2000 to stockholders.

        Stock certificates and changes of address

        For stock held in “street name,” your broker will be able to provide assistance. For stocks held individually, you should contact the transfer agent listed below for assistance.

        Earnings release information

        All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report via email. Quarterly earnings information is posted under "Earnings" on the day of the release and may be received by mail or email if requested. Select the Contacts link to be added to the mailing list.

      • Investor Information
        Which financial analysts follow Cognizant?  
        Broker Analyst
        Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jason Kupferberg
        Barclays Ramsey El-Assal
        Berenberg Georgios Kertsos
        Bernstein Research Harshita Rawat
        BMO Financial Group Keith Bachman
        Cantor Fitzgerald Joseph D. Foresi
        Citi Ashwin Shirvaikar
        Cowen & Company Bryan Bergin
        Credit Suisse Charles Brennan
        Deutsche Bank Securities Bryan Keane
        Evercore ISI David Togut
        Goldman Sachs James Schneider
        J.P. Morgan Tien-Tsin Huang
        KeyBanc Capital Markets Arvind Ramnani
        Loop Capital Joseph Vafi
        Morgan Stanley Brian Essex
        Needham & Company Mayank Tandon
        Nomura Securities Intl Ashwin Mehta
        Oppenheimer & Co. Glenn Greene
        Pivotal Research Group Lou Miscioscia
        RBC Capital Markets Daniel Perlin
        Robert W. Baird & Company David Koning
        Societe Generale Richard Nguyen
        SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Frank Atkins
        Susquehanna Financial Group James E. Friedman
        UBS Diviya Nagarajan
        Wedbush Securities Moshe Katri
        Wells Fargo Securities Edward S. Caso
        William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Maggie Nolan
        Wolfe Research Darrin Peller

        Who are Cognizant's independent auditors?

        PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
        1301 Avenue of the America's
        New York, NY 10019

        Who is Cognizant's transfer agent?

        American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
        59 Maiden Lane
        New York, NY 10038

      • How to request materials

        Cognizant's annual report is a comprehensive overview of the company. Additional information about Cognizant, such as company history, can be found under About Us, and information on Cognizant's service offerings may be found under Services or Industries. You may request an investor kit by calling 1-201-498-8801 or selecting the appropriate link on the Investors page.


      Katie Royce, CFA

      Head of Investor Relations

      Cognizant Technology Solutions
      500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
      Teaneck, NJ 07666



      American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
      59 Maiden Lane
      New York, NY 10038