NASDAQ:CA - CA Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$44.10 +0.09 (+0.20 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 01:16 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.01
Today's Range$44.04 - $44.13
52-Week Range$31.45 - $44.25
Volume2.37 million shs
Average Volume3.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.42 billion
P/E Ratio19.01
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 Ratio0.32
Current Ratio2.21
Quick Ratio2.21


Trailing P/E Ratio19.01
Forward P/E Ratio17.16
P/E Growth3.81

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.24 billion
Price / Sales4.35
Cash Flow$3.2403 per share
Price / Cash13.61
Book Value$14.14 per share
Price / Book3.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.32
Net Income$476 million
Net Margins11.19%
Return on Equity15.11%
Return on Assets7.46%


Outstanding Shares418,170,000
Market Cap$18.42 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.255 per share on Tuesday, September 11th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 22nd. View CA's Dividend History.

How were CA's earnings last quarter?

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 6th. The technology company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.14. The technology company had revenue of $938 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. CA had a net margin of 11.19% and a return on equity of 15.11%. CA's revenue for the quarter was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.61 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, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for CA.

What price target have analysts set for CA?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for CA's shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $45.00. On average, they expect CA's share price to reach $36.8556 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for CA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CA?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CA in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for CA.

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 first-quarter fiscal 2019 results benefited from higher Mainframe new sales. Solid demand for its recently launched Trusted Access Manager for Z, a Mainframe solution, is a tailwind. Additionally, the company’s “go to market” sales strategy integrating the commercial functions of sales, marketing, brand management, pricing and consumer insight, is helping it in lowering costs, thereby improving the bottom line. Nonetheless, intensifying competition and currency volatility are headwinds. However, shares have demonstrated solid momentum post Broadcom’s acquisition proposal of $18.90 billion, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of calendar 2018." (8/9/2018)
  • 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)

Are investors shorting CA?

CA saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,352,098 shares, an increase of 23.8% from the August 15th total of 18,054,369 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,836,936 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.8 days. Currently, 7.1% of the company's shares are short sold. View CA's Current Options Chain.

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, Chairman & CEO (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. Russell M. Artzt, Co-Founder (Age 71)

Has CA been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CA stock has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for CA.

Who are CA's major shareholders?

CA's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.44%), BlackRock Inc. (5.37%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (4.77%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.98%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.36%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.35%). 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of America Corp DE, Macquarie Group Ltd., Bridgewater Associates LP and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold CA company stock in the last year include 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Hexavest Inc., Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, WBI Investments Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, BlackRock Inc. and Northern Trust Corp. 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 $44.10.

How big of a company is CA?

CA has a market capitalization of $18.42 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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  606 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  716 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,322
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CA and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by Staff

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