Sawgrass Asset Management Has Trimmed By $12.64 Million Its Cognizant Tech Solutns Cl A (CTSH) Holding; Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Has 1.21 Sentiment

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Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased Cognizant Tech Solutns Cl A (CTSH) stake by 42.43% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc sold 200,697 shares as Cognizant Tech Solutns Cl A (CTSH)’s stock rose 1.41%. The Sawgrass Asset Management Llc holds 272,314 shares with $17.29 million value, down from 473,011 last quarter. Cognizant Tech Solutns Cl A now has $41.48B valuation. The stock increased 1.69% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $72.13. About 3.78 million shares traded. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has declined 11.02% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.39% the S&P500. Some Historical CTSH News: 14/03/2018 – Cognizant Launches $300 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase; 27/03/2018 – COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY – HIGH COURT OF CHENNAI INSTRUCTED INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT TO NOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION PENDING FURTHER HEARINGS BEFORE COURT; 28/03/2018 – Financial Chron: Paid all applicable taxes, I-T dept’s position without merit: Cognizant; 07/05/2018 – COGNIZANT CFO – DURING QTR, REPATRIATED $2 BLN OF EARNINGS THAT WERE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. AS A RESULT OF U.S. TAX REFORM – CONF CALL; 07/05/2018 – Cognizant’s first-quarter revenue rises 10 percent; 27/03/2018 – Cognizant Named Adobe’s 2017 Delivery Quality Partner of the Year; 07/05/2018 – Cognizant Tech Solutions Had Seen 2018 Adjusted EPS at Least $4.53; 03/04/2018 – Cognizant Defends Tax Position At Chennai High Court Hearing; High Court Lifts Attachment Of Cognizant Accounts; 23/05/2018 – Cognizant Presenting at AllianceBernstein Conference May 30; 07/05/2018 – Cognizant Tech Solutions Now Sees 2018 Adjusted EPS at Least $4.47

Smart & Final Stores (SFS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q4 2018. It’s down -0.10, from 1.31 in 2018Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 46 active investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 38 cut down and sold their holdings in Smart & Final Stores. The active investment managers in our database now have: 70.24 million shares, down from 71.25 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Smart & Final Stores in top ten stock positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 29 Increased: 24 New Position: 22.

More notable recent Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) CEO Dave Hirz on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on March 14, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; Dollar General Profit Misses Views – Nasdaq” published on March 14, 2019, Schaeffersresearch.com published: “US Markets Unsteady at Midday – Schaeffers Research” on March 14, 2019. More interesting news about Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “11 Stocks To Watch For March 14, 2019 – Benzinga” published on March 14, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript – Motley Fool” with publication date: March 14, 2019.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $384.92 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It currently has negative earnings. It operates non-membership warehouse-style grocery stores under the Smart & Final banner in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as under the Cash & Carry banner in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $375,362 activity.

The stock decreased 4.37% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $5.03. About 742,448 shares traded or 89.01% up from the average. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) has declined 7.05% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.42% the S&P500. Some Historical SFS News: 12/03/2018 SFS Technicals Story (Correct); 15/03/2018 – SFS Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 14/03/2018 – Smart & Final Stores 4Q Loss/Shr $2.03; 23/05/2018 – Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Announces Upcoming Conference Participation; 14/03/2018 – Smart & Final Stores Sees FY18 Adj EPS 42c-Adj EPS 47c; 02/05/2018 – Smart & Final Stores 1Q Loss/Shr 10c; 03/05/2018 – Smart & Final Stores Unit Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice to Rebrand as Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores; 03/05/2018 – Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice announces rebranding to Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores; 14/03/2018 – Smart & Final Stores Sees FY18 Net Sales Up 4%-5%; 22/04/2018 – DJ Smart & Final Stores Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SFS)

Ares Management Llc holds 14.38% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. for 44.22 million shares. Signia Capital Management Llc owns 905,580 shares or 4.98% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cove Street Capital Llc has 1.81% invested in the company for 2.95 million shares. The Tennessee-based Martin & Co Inc Tn has invested 0.57% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 598,600 shares.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc increased Chemed Corp New Com (NYSE:CHE) stake by 1,825 shares to 5,155 valued at $1.46M in 2018Q4. It also upped Tjx Cos Inc New Com (NYSE:TJX) stake by 308,135 shares and now owns 920,545 shares. Verizon Communications Com (NYSE:VZ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1.03 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 64 investors sold CTSH shares while 321 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. 482.04 million shares or 2.35% more from 470.99 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Sei Invests holds 0.03% or 130,659 shares. Yacktman Asset Mngmt LP holds 1.1% or 1.36M shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Aperio Grp Ltd Com has 0.13% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Riverhead Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 260,827 shares. 140 were reported by Allsquare Wealth Mngmt. Pittenger And Anderson Inc accumulated 71,498 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 0.13% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management Corp has invested 0.18% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0.06% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Wealth Enhancement Advisory Llc reported 13,705 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 0.15% stake. Moreover, Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Brown Advisory Incorporated holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 412,084 shares. Montecito Bankshares And has 5,678 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0.01% or 2,026 shares.

More notable recent Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2019 – Nasdaq” on February 19, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Cognizant Acquires Meritsoft, Strengthens SaaS Portfolio – Nasdaq” published on March 06, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “U.S. fines Cognizant, charges two ex-officials in India bribery case – Nasdaq” on February 15, 2019. More interesting news about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “How The Parts Add Up: EQWL Targets $60 – Nasdaq” published on March 14, 2019 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Cognizant Named a Top Employer 2019 in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America – PRNewswire” with publication date: February 18, 2019.

Analysts await Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) to report earnings on May, 6. They expect $1.05 EPS, up 6.06% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.99 per share. CTSH’s profit will be $603.86 million for 17.17 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth.

Since September 17, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $1.63 million activity. Shaheen Allen sold $66,592 worth of stock. $11,429 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by Kandiah Gajakarnan Vibushanan. Telesmanic Robert sold $54,470 worth of stock. 683 shares were sold by Middleton Sean, worth $48,650. Frank Malcolm sold $448,683 worth of stock. The insider Friedrich Matthew W. sold $34,104. Shares for $51,105 were sold by Lennox James Patrick.

Among 9 analysts covering Cognizant Tech Solns (NASDAQ:CTSH), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Cognizant Tech Solns had 12 analyst reports since October 31, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Sunday, March 10 with “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, November 26. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, October 31 report. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 31 to “Market Perform”. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Friday, January 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 31 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Thursday, February 7. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, November 2 with “Underperform”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, November 26 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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