4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Computer Sciences


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT services specialist Computer Sciences (NYS: CSC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Computer Sciences' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Computer Sciences facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Falls Church, Va. (1959)

Market Cap

$5.1 billion


Data processing and outsourced services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.0 billion


Newly appointed CEO Michael Laphen
CFO Michael Mancuso

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$898.0 million / $2.7 billion

Dividend Yield




Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87% of the 301 members who have rated Computer Sciences believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, kindly weighed the stock's pros and cons for our community:

- Valuation
- Not much else. Can the news flow get any worse?

- SEC probe
- UK health care project failure
- Austerity drive by European governments
- Cyclical company

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