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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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Computer Sciences Corporation fell $0.50 (-1.0%) to $48.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 662,991 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,407,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.56-$49.19 after having opened the day at $49.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.29. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Daegis ( DAEG), down 7.3%, Rainmaker Systems ( RMKR), down 6.9%, Hudson Global ( HSON), down 6.6% and Cinedigm Digital Cinema ( CIDM), down 6.0%.
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Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, no analysts rate 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 compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Pointer Telocation ( PNTR), down 46.9%, ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG), down 11.8%, Fortune Industries ( FFI), down 8.6% and UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 7.8%.

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