Computer Sciences Corp
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The global market for IT services is large and only getting larger. IDC estimates that the total market was over $855 billion in 2011, and expects it to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% to 2018. The beauty is that it tends to be high-margin, and the services provided are in high demand -- helping its customers lower IT costs.
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Investing in technology stocks isn’t usually aligned with dividend investing. For most of the past few decades, technology stocks were high-flying growth stocks that investors counted on for big share price returns. In the past few years, investors have begun clamoring for the reliable returns that dividends provide.
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“Old” tech companies seem to have fallen out of favor with some investors. Perhaps these names are not exciting enough, or are perceived to be obsolete. However, there are still plenty of opportunities among these firms.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) is one of the oldest and most venerable names in Information Technology, and has over the years transformed itself from a firm largely based around hardware to an IT services company more »
According to Global Industry Analysts, the global IT service market is expected to grow at a rate of 5.88% from 2011 to reach $1.2 trillion by 2015. To keep pace with industrial growth, IT companies have planned a combination of strategies including focusing on core business, improving financial ratios, acquisitions, and new contracts.
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In order to establish footholds in an ever growing, globalized market, IT companies are realizing the potential of next-generation technologies like cloud computing and big data to open up new growth opportunities. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global IT service market is expected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2015, at a compounded annual growth rate of 5.88% from 2011. To increase their slices of the pie, three more »
Computer Sciences Corp (NYSE: CSC) has long been a favorite holding of David Einhorn, whose confidence in the company's turnaround is starting to pay off. Already having doubled in market price since Einhorn's investment, the company still trades for just 7.5 times trailing earnings.
Meanwhile, Computer Sciences continues its efforts to boost margins, which have only recently recovered to the level experienced before the company took a more »
When Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) reported quarterly earnings, the company beat consensus estimates by $0.29 per share, earning $1.27 per share. Instead of bidding shares higher, investors took profits. One reason is that Computer Sciences touched a 52-week high of around $50 on several occasions. By the middle of May, when shares were bid to the $50 level, it sold off.
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One of the leaders in computer services, Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) provides a variety of services to its clients, including consulting, outsourcing, and systems integration. With shares more than doubling since their 52-week low of $22.19 hit last summer, but still about 20% below their pre-recession high, should investors wait for Computer Sciences to cool off a bit, or will the gains continue?
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Investors apparently have high hopes for Computer Sciences Corp (NYSE: CSC); the stock has more than doubled since August and may head higher in the coming months.
Computer Sciences is in the early stages of a turnaround that is already showing signs of promise. The company brought a new management team on board in early 2012 and activist investor David Einhorn has expressed confidence in the company's turnaround.
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When considering stocks, it's always helpful to gauge what the rest of the market thinks. One source of sentiment is the number of shares shorted. Companies seeing significant increases in shares shorted are being viewed more negatively, and vice-versa.
I ran a screen on the technology sector for stocks seeing the most significant decreases in shares shorted month-over-month, as this indicates that short sellers are becoming less bearish on more »
The chaos in Washington, D.C. is creating a mountain of uncertainty throughout the United States economy. If Congress ever gets around to it, there will be large spending cuts to the federal budget. Since it is unlikely that any cuts can be made without reducing defense spending, defense contractor CACI International (NYSE: CACI) trades at a low multiple of historical earnings.
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It seems that Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a global analytic data solutions company, is on a roll these days. Just this January, the company again stamped its class in demand data and in business intelligence as it was named for the seventh straight year among the 10 Best in Class in these competencies. The rankings, done through a readers’ poll by the Consumer Goods Technology magazine, were based not only on more »
Why does Einhorn love Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC)? After breaking down why billionaire David Einhorn still loves Marvell Technology, it is time to take a look at another pick that Einhorn has outlined as one of his favorites, Computer Sciences. Greenlight managed to return only 4.9% during the fourth quarter, pushing the hedge fund’s total net return for 2012 down to 7.9% (see the top performing hedge more »
David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital ended the 2012 calendar year with a 7.9% net return, much lower than S&P 500's total return of 16%. In the previous article, I wrote about three stocks which David Einhorn is bullish about, including Apple, Marvell Technology, and Cigna. In this article, I will cover two more stocks that Einhorn thinks have significant rallies ahead. They are Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) and more »
Investing in technology stocks isn’t usually aligned with dividend investing. Investors who crave dividends from their stocks generally look to traditional income-producing sectors like utilities and consumer staples. The truth is that market-surpassing dividend yields can be found within the technology sector. For an investor willing to dig a little deeper into the universe of dividend-paying technology stocks, some hidden gems can be found that may be worthy of more »
Top nine performers in the US tech sector in the year 2012.
Top nine Stocks in Tech sector according to annual percentage price appreciation.
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There are times when companies are compelled to sell some of their business units in order to use the capital for more growth-oriented businesses. For many years, divestitures used to give an impression that a company is going through a financial crisis. But Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) takes these divestitures as a strategy and always aims at selling its non-performing businesses and investing that capital in next generation technology more »
In its financial report Q3 2012 on Nov. 1, 2012, Dynamics Research Corporation (NASDAQ: DRCO) had a $36.6 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge. This means that the reported loss for the quarter was $20.6 million and revenue was $76.8 million, compared with $96.4 million for the same period in 2011. Excluding this charge the net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $2.8 million more »
In the month of November the S&P 500 was virtually flat. However, for five stocks it was a month of incredible returns which led the market with unprecedented gains. But with such large monthly gains, is it time to unload these stocks and take profits, or are there still gains ahead?
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