CA (CA) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about CA (NASDAQ:CA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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. CA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.8056455435624 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of CA (CA) traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, reaching $35.34. 1,782,964 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,225,353. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,692.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.99, a P/E/G ratio of 4.46 and a beta of 0.70. CA has a one year low of $30.45 and a one year high of $36.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.24.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. CA had a net margin of 10.23% and a return on equity of 16.52%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that CA will post 2.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.255 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. CA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 100.99%.

CA has been the topic of several analyst reports. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of CA in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. Barclays reduced their target price on shares of CA from $36.00 to $34.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of CA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of CA in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.23.

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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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