News headlines about Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Science Applications International Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.051080033957 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have commented on SAIC shares. Wells Fargo & Company raised Science Applications International Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective (down previously from $75.00) on shares of Science Applications International Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Science Applications International Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.71.

Shares of Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) opened at $67.89 on Thursday. Science Applications International Corporation has a 1-year low of $60.21 and a 1-year high of $89.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,950.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.10, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.23.

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, September 7th. The information technology services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by ($0.02). Science Applications International Corporation had a return on equity of 48.69% and a net margin of 3.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.08 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.85 earnings per share. Science Applications International Corporation’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Science Applications International Corporation will post 3.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 27th. Investors of record on Friday, October 13th were paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 12th. Science Applications International Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.64%.

In related news, COO Nazzic S. Keene sold 18,772 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.85, for a total transaction of $1,292,452.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.94% of the company’s stock.

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About Science Applications International Corporation

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The Company provides its services primarily to the United States Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies.

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