Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) Price Target Raised at Jefferies Group

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Jefferies Group from $68.00 to $80.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $65.40, lower than the opening price of $66.86, a difference of 9.68 percent. Science Applications International Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $67.87.

U.S. stocks finished higher on Monday as investor fears for an interest rate hike subsided after Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard urged caution about removing monetary stimulus too quickly.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% surged 239.62 points, or 1.3%, to close at 18,325.07, after jumping as high as 273 points.

The S&P 500 SPX, +1.47% rose 31.23 points, or 1.5%, to finish at 2,159.04, with all sectors closing in positive territory.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.68% finished up 85.98 points, or 1.7%, at 5,211.89, propelled by a rally in biotechnology shares

Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) opened at $66.86 yesterday and traded in a range between, $65.86 and $67.87, and last traded at $67.59, which represents a change of $ 0.73 over the previous closing price.

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) currently has a market cap of 2.99B

The stocks average daily volume is 231,621 shares out of a total float 43,718,000 of and some 422,917 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 31 percent higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) now has a 50-day MA is $61.83 and 200-day MA is $55.22, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $39.28 – 67.87 and today’s last price is 0.00 percent off the 52 week high of $67.87.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies who have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25 percent over a 3 year period.

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