Frontline Active Stocks in Broker Choice: Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX)

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -0.49% to $58.87. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) reported that its aim to repurchase an aggregate of $1.5 billion of Class A common stock.The company has entered into accelerated share repurchase contracts with Barclays Bank PLC, Citibank N.A., and UBS AG, London Branch.

Under the terms of the ASR contracts, approximately 21.5 million of the shares to be repurchased will be received by Cognizant on March 14. The latest is the initial phase of previously reported $3.4 billion capital return plan, the company noted.The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average stock price of Cognizant’s Class A common stock less a discount. Final settlements of the transactions under the ASR contracts are slated to occur during or prior to the third quarter of 2017. Cognizant will fund the ASR program on March 14 from cash on hand and its existing credit facility. The share price of CTSH attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 1.54%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 29.56% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -6.90%.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) [Trend Analysis] surged reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.23% to traded at $10.91 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.00%. Drugmaker, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) will not see any changes to its planned refinancing in the wake of billionaire William Ackman and his hedge fund Pershing Square selling its share of the company, sources said. Valeant is extending the maturity date on three loans to 2022 in order to match the maturity date of its term loan F.

The company is also paying down revolving credit debt and its term loan A debt as part of the refinancing effort, which includes the US$3.25bn sale of secured notes.The company, which has approximately US$30bn in debt, saw its stock drop to all-time lows as it dipped under US$11 per share on Tuesday after news emerged that Ackman and his hedge funder were selling their entire position of approximately 27 million shares. The stock was trading north of US$250m during mid-2015. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.40 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.39 and price to cash ratio remained 7.03. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -52.70% and return on investment was -1.60% while its return on asset stayed at -5.20%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 9.47.

 

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