CA (CA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about CA (NASDAQ:CA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 28 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)

Shares of CA (CA) traded down 0.53% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $31.67. The company had a trading volume of 9,378,782 shares. CA has a 52 week low of $30.01 and a 52 week high of $34.99. The company has a market capitalization of $13.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.12 and a beta of 0.92. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $31.99 and a 200-day moving average of $32.08.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The technology company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.05. CA had a return on equity of 17.15% and a net margin of 19.20%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $996.59 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that CA will post $2.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 25th were paid a $0.255 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 23rd. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.22%. CA’s payout ratio is 55.14%.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on CA shares. Evercore ISI cut CA from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of CA in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (up from $33.00) on shares of CA in a research report on Sunday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut CA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised CA from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.25.

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CA, Inc (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services.

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