CSRA (CSRA) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CSRA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.1985264572848 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

CSRA (CSRA) opened at $31.62 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $5,100.00 and a P/E ratio of 16.47. CSRA has a one year low of $27.38 and a one year high of $33.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.68, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.05.

CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The technology company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.02). CSRA had a return on equity of 79.44% and a net margin of 6.35%. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.56 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that CSRA will post 1.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 4th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 3rd. CSRA’s payout ratio is 20.83%.

CSRA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of CSRA in a research note on Monday, September 18th. SunTrust Banks raised shares of CSRA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $34.00 to $39.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of CSRA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of CSRA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Vertical Research downgraded shares of CSRA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $31.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.30.

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About CSRA

CSRA Inc is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies.

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