Analyst Projections in Review for SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC)

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC) currently has an Average Broker Rating of 2.14. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 35. This number is based on the 7 sell-side firms polled by Zacks.  

Each brokerage research report carries with it some form of recommendation. The brokerage firms may use different lingo for their rating systems (like saying Outperform instead of Buy), but they can all be properly sorted into our 5 level classification system that is now the industry standard. Each of the 5 classifications has a value associated with it to help compute the ABR. 

As the name implies the ABR will show you the Average of Brokerage Recommendations on a given stock. The benefit is that you quickly get a snapshot of where Wall Street stands on a stock without having to read a mountain of research reports.

Broker recommendations are made by brokerage firms (for example, JP Morgan) and are not an outright recommendation to buy or sell a share, but instead give an indication of how the broker thinks the company will perform relative to its sector. Their recommendations are issued over a particular period of time. The recommendations provided in the Research Centre are shown on a 75 day rolling basis. Each brokerage firm has its own way of rating that may make it difficult to compare broker recommendations between the brokerage houses.

For example, at one brokerage “buy” may be the strongest recommendation, while at another “buy” could be second to a “strong buy” rating. The second-highest ratings also have a number of different other names: “accumulate”, “outperform”, “moderate buy” or “overweight”.

Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $77.83 within the year.

With the stock market still cranking along, new investors may be wondering if they are too late to join the party. Picking stocks when everything is on the up can be much easier than trying to find winners when the markets sour. Taking a ride on the stock market roller coaster can indeed provide many ups, but also just as many downs. If there was a sure fire stock picking method that always produced winners, the ride would no doubt be smooth but much less thrilling. There is plenty of information available about publically traded companies that investors can use to make better informed stock picks. However, the challenge for the individual investor becomes figuring out how to best use the information at hand in order to select winners. Navigating the equity markets can seem daunting at times. Finding ways to filter out the important data from the unimportant data can make a big difference in sustaining profits into the future. As we move into the second half of the year, investors will be watching to see which way the momentum shifts and if stocks are still primed to move higher.

Most recently SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC) posted quarterly earnings of $0.89 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.91. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $3.67. Shares have moved $-7.06 over the past month and more recently, $4.03 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 5 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

Research analysts are predicting that SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC) will report earnings of $0.85 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:SAIC) closed the last session at $69.39 and sees an average of 492662.94 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $61.06 while the current level stands at 29.56% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -3.32% over the past 12 weeks and -18.17% year to date.

3 analysts rate SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 42.86% of all the analyst ratings.

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