Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Computer Sciences Corporation rose $0.80 (1.6%) to $50.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,037,096 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,532,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.11-$50.28 after having opened the day at $49.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.39. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 12.8%, Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), up 10.0%, AVG Technologies ( AVG), up 9.5% and Active Network ( ACTV), up 9.4%.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 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 negative front, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 24.2%, Daegis ( DAEG), down 7.8%, Ellie Mae ( ELLI), down 4.3% and Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company ( NINE), down 4.3% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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