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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp  (NAS:CTSH) 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate: 0.00% (As of Sep. 2017)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2017 was \$0.15.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2017 was 0.18. As of today, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividend Yield % is 0.58%.

Good Sign:

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

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Calculation

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with expontential compound based on the latest four year annual data.

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Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the company's earnings paid out as dividends.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends per Share (Q: Sep. 2017 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Sep. 2017 ) = 0.15 / 0.84 = 0.18

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp was 0.09. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.00.

2. Dividend Yield % measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.1502017-11-172017-11-202017-11-30Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.1502017-08-182017-08-222017-08-31Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.1502017-05-182017-05-222017-05-31Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield % = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.45 / 77.29 = 0.58 %

Current Share Price is \$77.29.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.45.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp was 0.58%. The lowest was 0.21%. And the median was 0.40%.

Good Sign:

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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