Shares of CACI International (CACI - Analyst Report) hit a 52-week high of $72.70 in the second half of the trading session on Nov 27. However, the stock closed the session at $71.74, which reflects a solid year-to-date return of 26.2%. The average trading volume of the stock for the last three months aggregated 196,985 shares.
Despite its strong price appreciation, this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock still has enough fundamentals that may further drive the stock upward. Investors remain upbeat as the company remains focused on its strategy to grow in large markets and leverage mergers and acquisitions to further increase its market share.
The strategy to grow into large markets, new business initiatives and operational excellence are the primary driving factors for CACI.
The company has a large pipeline of new projects and continues to win more deals at regular intervals. These back-to-back contract wins are the key catalysts for the company. Furthermore, having the government as a big client lends stability to the business and moderates fluctuations in revenues.
In addition, the company intends to drive operational excellence by intensively focusing on its organic and inorganic growth strategy and strengthening its existing customer relationships while building newer ones.
Over the last 30 days, 4 out of 8 estimates for 2014 have been revised upward and 1 estimate was revised lower, which led to a 1.4% increase in the Zacks Consensus Estimate to $5.86 per share. For 2015, 2 out of 7 estimates moved upward and 1 moved downward and the Zacks Consensus Estimate dropped 0.4% to $5.69 per share.
Other Stocks to Consider
CACI currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks worth considering in the industry include Lionbridge Technologies Inc (LIOX - Snapshot Report), carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and Syntel, Inc. (SYNT - Snapshot Report) and Carbonite, Inc (CARB - Snapshot Report), holding a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).