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Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Overall Rating: 24.8 --- SELL
Very Inadequate Fundamental Rating - MarketGrader currently has a SELL rating on Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), based on a final overall grade of 24.8 scored by the company's fundamental analysis.
Computer Sciences Corp. scores at the 18th percentile among all 6072 North American equities currently followed by MarketGrader.
Our present rating dates to November 11, 2010, when it was downgraded from a HOLD.
Relative to the Information Technology Services sub-industry, which is comprised of 132 companies, Computer Sciences Corp.'s grade of 24.8 ranks 102nd.
The industry grade leader is Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) with an overall grade of 79.7.
The stock has performed poorly in the last six months in relative terms, down 41.0% compared with the Information Technology Services sub-industry, down 12.88% and the S&P 500 Index, down 9.14%.
Top Down Analysis Fundamental Analysis Ratings
Growth D Market Growth LT F Market Growth ST F Rel. Price Strength N/A Growth Potential D Earnings Impact F Earnings Surprise B-
Value B Capital Structure C P/E Analysis B Price/Book Ratio A+ Price/Cash Flow Ratio A+ Price/Sales Ratio B Market Value F
Profitability F Asset Utilization F Capital Utilization F Operating Margins C Relative Margins F Return on Equity F Quality of Revenues F
Cash Flow C Cash Flow Growth F EBIDTA Margin C Debt/Cash Flow Ratio A Interest Cov. Capacity F Economic Value C Retention Rate F
Companies with highest ratings I have found are: Intel (INTC) at 92.7 Kronos (KRO) at 88.0 Apple (AAPL) at 85.7 IPG Photonics (IPGP) at 84.4 Gulfport Energy (GPOR) at 81.1 Microsoft (MSFT) at 83.9 Haliburton (HAL) at 79.9
Ratings for companies I consider to be in the same or adjunct industry:
Accenture (ACN) at 71.7 Oracle (ORCL) at 70.2
IBM (IBM) at 68.7 CACI (CACI) at 64.0 ManTech (MANT) at 62.6 United Technologies (UTX) at 62.3 Harris (HRS) at 61.2 Boeing (BA) at 60.5 CGI (GIB) at 60.5
Raytheon (RTN) at 57.9 General Dynamics (GD) at 57.5 Northrop (NOC) at 54.9 Lockheed (LMT) at 54.7 GE (GE) at 52.8 Unisys (UIS) at 51.6
At market cap of $3.63 billion, just about anyone could CSC, break it up (eliminating a competitor, sell off the unwanted pieces and keep the rest (if there are any).
I forgot the website, but it cited something like $22.35 as a support level. But if CSC breaks through that level there is no support below and with options activity indicating an break even point of $18.00 for (I think it was a put), there would seem to be downward pressure.
Unless on Feb 8th CSC announces the new CEO and the stock price rebounds.