Media stories about DXC Technology Company. (NYSE:DXC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DXC Technology Company. earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7951290095945 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of DXC Technology Company. (DXC) traded down 2.06% during trading on Thursday, hitting $81.27. The stock had a trading volume of 2,464,145 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $78.35 and its 200 day moving average is $73.95. DXC Technology Company. has a 52 week low of $45.37 and a 52 week high of $84.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 256.37 and a beta of 1.11.

DXC Technology Company. (NYSE:DXC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.34. DXC Technology Company. had a return on equity of 36.87% and a net margin of 0.49%. The firm had revenue of $5.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.95 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that DXC Technology Company. will post $6.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 13th were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 9th. DXC Technology Company.’s dividend payout ratio is -315.79%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DXC Technology Company. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target on shares of DXC Technology Company. in a research report on Thursday. TheStreet upgraded DXC Technology Company. from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $86.00 price target on shares of DXC Technology Company. in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $94.00 price target (up from $92.00) on shares of DXC Technology Company. in a research report on Wednesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. DXC Technology Company. has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $87.00.

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In other DXC Technology Company. news, EVP Stephen Hilton sold 5,052 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.82, for a total transaction of $377,990.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 2,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,586.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Margaret C. Whitman sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.18, for a total value of $663,748.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 111,229 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,584,654.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 251,936 shares of company stock worth $19,995,452. Company insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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