Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Science Applications International earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.4177336619593 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Science Applications International (SAIC) traded down $0.73 during trading on Friday, hitting $71.70. 199,944 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 218,953. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.09. Science Applications International has a 1 year low of $60.21 and a 1 year high of $89.87. The company has a market capitalization of $3,080.00, a P/E ratio of 19.64, a PEG ratio of 3.57 and a beta of 1.50.

Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The information technology services provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.12. Science Applications International had a net margin of 3.77% and a return on equity of 50.26%. The firm had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. research analysts expect that Science Applications International will post 3.67 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 12th were paid a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 11th. Science Applications International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.97%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on SAIC shares. BidaskClub cut Science Applications International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Science Applications International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Science Applications International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International in a research report on Friday, December 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.38.

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Science Applications International Company Profile

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The Company provides its services primarily to the United States Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies.

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