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How Do Analysts View Computer Science Corporation?

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Jun. 6 2016, Updated 11:07 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Computer Science Corporation (CSC) generated investor returns of 70.2% in the trailing 12-month period and 46.8% in the trailing one-month period. Its share price rose by 38% in the trailing five-day period, and it has risen by 50% since the start of 2016.

Cognizant (CTSH), IBM (IBM), and Accenture (ACN), which are CSC’s peer companies in the US (SPY) IT services sector, generated returns of -5.1%, -9.4%, and 23.9%, respectively, in the trailing 12-month period.

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Moving averages

On May 31, 2016, Computer Science Corporation (CSC) closed the trading day at $49.20. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 53% above its 100-day moving average of $32.21
  • 42% above its 50-day moving average of $34.71
  • 33% above its 20-day moving average of $37.06

MACD and RSI

MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. Computer Science Corporation’s 14-day MACD is ~10.2. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 83, which indicates that its stock is overbought. Generally, an RSI above 70 indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 15 analysts covering Computer Science Corporation’s (CSC) stock, four have given it a “buy” recommendation and 11 have given it a “hold” recommendation. The analysts’ stock price target for the company is $52.50, with a median target estimate of $52.00. CSC is trading at a discount of 5.7% to its median estimate.

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