| Cognizant Technology Solutions is a services company, engineering business for the digital era. Co.'s services include digital services and solutions, consulting, application services, systems integration, infrastructure services and business process services. Additionally, Co. develops, licenses, implements and supports proprietary and third-party software products and platforms. Co.'s services and solutions are organized into two practice areas: Digital Business and Technology, which helps clients build enterprises; and Digital Business Operations, which helps clients rethink their operating models by assessing their existing processes and recommending automation. |
When researching a stock like Cognizant Technology Solutions, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CTSH Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CTSH stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the CTSH 200 day moving average ("CTSH 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the CTSH 50 day moving average ("CTSH 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Cognizant Technology Solutions. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the CTSH 200 DMA and the CTSH 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("CTSH MACD"). The CTSH MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).