News coverage about Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Science Applications International earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.1034196059179 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Science Applications International (SAIC) traded down $0.44 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $77.70. The stock had a trading volume of 338,730 shares, compared to its average volume of 330,864. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.09, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 1.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,320.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 1.61. Science Applications International has a twelve month low of $60.21 and a twelve month high of $89.87.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 12th will be issued a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.60%. Science Applications International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.97%.

SAIC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Science Applications International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International in a report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Science Applications International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of Science Applications International in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Science Applications International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.88.

In other 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 value of $1,292,452.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.94% of the company’s stock.

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Science Applications International Company Profile

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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