Company Information

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.

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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.

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Where is Cognizant headquartered?

Headquartered in Teaneck, NJ with operations globally.

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How many people are employed at Cognizant?

As of June 30, 2023, Cognizant employed approximately 345,600 employees.

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Stock Information

Stock information

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

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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.

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What is Cognizant's CUSIP number?

Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.

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How many shares are outstanding?

As of July 28, 2023, there were 505,041,392 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.

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

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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.

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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.

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Earnings release information

All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report via email. Quarterly earnings information is posted under "Financials – Quarterly Results" 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.

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Investor Information

Which financial analysts follow Cognizant?

Firm Analyst
Ambit Capital Ashwin Mehta
Argus Research James Kelleher
Barclays Ramsey El-Assal
Berenberg Tej Sthankiya
BMO Capital Market Keith Bachman
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jason Kupferberg
Citi Ashwin Shirvaikar
Cowen & Company Bryan Bergin
Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd Louis Miscioscia
Deutsche Bank Research Bryan Keane
Evercore ISI David Togut
HSBC Yogesh Aggarwal
Jefferies Surinder Thind
JP Morgan Tien-Tsin Huang
MoffettNathanson Research Lisa D. Ellis
Morningstar Julie Bhusal Sharma
Needham Mayank Tandon
Nomura Research Abhishek Bhandari
RBC Capital Markets Daniel Perlin
Robert W.Baird David J. Koning
Societe Generale Richard Nguyen
Susquehanna Financial Group James E. Friedman
UBS Rayna Kumar
Wedbush Securities Moshe Katri
William Blair Maggie Nolan
Wolfe Research Darrin Peller
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Who are Cognizant's independent auditors?

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

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Who is Cognizant's transfer agent?

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

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How to Request Materials

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.

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