CA (CA) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.27

Media coverage about CA (NASDAQ:CA) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.5552478387577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of CA (NASDAQ CA) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,360,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,800,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. CA has a 12-month low of $30.45 and a 12-month high of $36.54. The company has a market capitalization of $14,540.00, a P/E ratio of 20.09, a P/E/G ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 0.74.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The technology company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. CA had a return on equity of 15.74% and a net margin of 17.83%. The business’s revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that CA will post 2.25 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on CA. BidaskClub lowered CA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Barclays lowered their price objective on CA from $36.00 to $34.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of CA in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. CA has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.70.

In related news, EVP Lauren Patricia Flaherty sold 24,843 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.59, for a total transaction of $809,633.37. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 82,000 shares in the company, valued at $2,672,380. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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CA Company Profile

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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