NASDAQ:CA - CA Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$44.06 -0.01 (-0.02 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 02:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.06
Today's Range$44.00 - $44.08
52-Week Range$30.45 - $44.20
Volume384,658 shs
Average Volume5.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.52 billion
P/E Ratio18.98
Dividend Yield2.32%
CA logoCA, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, delivers, and licenses software products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Services. The Mainframe Solutions segment offers solutions for the IBM z Systems platform, which runs various mission critical business applications. Its mainframe solutions enable customers enhance economics by increasing throughput and lowering cost per transaction; increasing business agility through DevOps tooling and processes; increasing reliability and availability of operations through machine intelligence and automation solutions; and protecting enterprise data with security and compliance. The Enterprise Solutions segment provides a range of software planning, development, and management tools for mobile, cloud, and distributed computing environments. It primarily provides customers secure application development, infrastructure management, automation, and identity-centric security solutions. The Services segment offers various services, such as consulting, implementation, application management, education, and support services to commercial and government customers for implementation and adoption of its software solutions. The company serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, information technology service providers, telecommunication providers, transportation companies, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions. It sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through various partner channels comprising resellers, service providers, system integrators, managed service providers, and technology partners. The company was formerly known as CA Technologies and changed its name to CA, Inc. in 2006. CA, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.43
Current Ratio1.33
Quick Ratio1.33


Trailing P/E Ratio18.98
Forward P/E Ratio17.21
P/E Growth5.17

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.24 billion
Price / Sales4.37
Cash Flow$3.2349 per share
Price / Cash13.62
Book Value$14.14 per share
Price / Book3.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.32
Net Income$476 million
Net Margins11.24%
Return on Equity16.89%
Return on Assets7.85%


Outstanding Shares420,450,000
Market Cap$18,524.89

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CA (NASDAQ:CA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is CA's stock symbol?

CA trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CA."

How often does CA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CA?

CA announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.255 per share on Tuesday, June 5th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 16th. View CA's Dividend History.

How were CA's earnings last quarter?

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 8th. The technology company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.03. The technology company had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.08 billion. CA had a return on equity of 16.89% and a net margin of 11.24%. The company's revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.54 earnings per share. View CA's Earnings History.

When is CA's next earnings date?

CA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for CA.

What guidance has CA issued on next quarter's earnings?

CA issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.75-$2.81 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.74. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.25-$4.29 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.31 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CA?

11 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for CA's shares. Their predictions range from $18.50 to $45.00. On average, they expect CA's stock price to reach $35.32 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 19.8%. View Analyst Ratings for CA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CA?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CA in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about CA stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CA stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CA’s Q4 results benefited from higher Mainframe new sales as well as solid demand for its recently launched Trusted Access Manager for Z, a Mainframe solution. However, we note that lower renewals and revenue backlog is a concern. Moreover, management’s fiscal 2019 top-line as well as cash flow guidance failed to impress us. Higher mix of subscription-based sales is likely to hurt revenues. Moreover, decline in the projected cash flow can primarily be attributed to restructuring charges, U.S. tax reform and adoption of ASC 606 revenue standard. Further, an incremental increase in tax will hurt bottom-line. Moreover, intensifying competition from peers and currency headwinds are other concerns. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. Nevertheless, are positive about CA’s acquisition and “go to market” sales strategy, which is likely to help the stock rebound in fiscal 2019." (5/11/2018)
  • 2. Credit Suisse Group AG analysts commented, "We hosted several investor meetings with CFO Kieran McGrath, IR Traci Tsuchiguchi and Stefan Putyera. We come away appreciating the company’s opportunity in helping enterprises become “modern software factories.” While nothing material was disclosed, we offer the following highlights: Organic Growth. The company mid-term is solving for low-single-digit revenue and mid-single-digit OCF growth, combined with shareholder-friendly capital allocation. The opportunity to deliver sustainable organic growth is supported by investments in innovation, mix shift to more SaaS and growth-oriented products, and continued journey of execution improvements." (3/20/2018)
  • 3. Mizuho analysts commented, "We expect total revenue of around $1,050-1,055mm (up 3-4% Y/Y) vs. consensus if $1,053mm. For profitability, we expect limited upside to consensus expectations of $0.62 due to n-t integration costs. Click here for our detailed preview and model. Software compare is slightly easier. We note: 1) the company is lapping year- ago software line-item performance of +32% (vs. +55% in F1Q) though this is coming off robust sequential performance in the first quarter; 2) bookings expectations seem reasonable with an easier year-ago and sequential compare (though performance remains tied to large renewals and mgmt. has indicated a softer year for renewals in FY18); 3) likely robust contribution from Automic/ Veracode acquisitions for the quarter until the acquisitions anniversary; and 4) the company is lapping some federal deals in the year-ago quarter." (10/25/2017)

Who are some of CA's key competitors?

Who are CA's key executives?

CA's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael P. Gregoire, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Ayman Sayed, Pres & Chief Product Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Kieran J. McGrath, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Ms. Lauren Patricia Flaherty, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Adam Elster, Exec. Officer (Age 50)

Has CA been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about CA stock have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.48 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are CA's major shareholders?

CA's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.22%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.04%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.03%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.02%). Company insiders that own CA stock include Adam Elster, Anthony J Radesca, Ayman Sayed, Jacob Lamm, Lauren Patricia Flaherty, Michael P Gregoire and Paul L Pronsati. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CA.

Which major investors are selling CA stock?

CA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clinton Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Fisher Asset Management LLC, CenturyLink Investment Management Co and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold CA company stock in the last year include Adam Elster, Anthony J Radesca, Ayman Sayed, Jacob Lamm, Lauren Patricia Flaherty, Michael P Gregoire and Paul L Pronsati. View Insider Buying and Selling for CA.

Which major investors are buying CA stock?

CA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Denali Advisors LLC, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and Hudson Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CA.

How do I buy shares of CA?

Shares of CA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CA's stock price today?

One share of CA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.03.

How big of a company is CA?

CA has a market capitalization of $18.52 billion and generates $4.24 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $476 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.32 on an earnings per share basis. CA employs 11,300 workers across the globe.

How can I contact CA?

CA's mailing address is 520 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The technology company can be reached via phone at 1-800-225-5224 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for CA (NASDAQ CA)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  543 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  665 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,208
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This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by Staff

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