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Computer Sciences Corporation

(

CSC

) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Computer Sciences Corporation fell $0.59 (-1.1%) to $53.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, 842,003 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,005,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $52.99-$53.78 after having opened the day at $53.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.85. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were:

China Yida

(

CNYD

), down 10.4%,

Industrial Services of America

(

IDSA

), down 9.4%,

Taomee Holdings

(

TAOM

), down 8.0% and

VirtualScopics

(

VSCP

), down 6.3%.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Computer Sciences Corporation

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Daegis

TST Recommends

(

DAEG

), up 8.1%,

Giant Interactive Group

(

GA

), up 7.2%,

PFSweb

(

PFSW

), up 7.1% and

WidePoint Corporation

(

WYY

), up 6.0% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with

MasterCard Incorporated

(

MA

) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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