CA (CA) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

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Headlines about CA (NASDAQ:CA) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 closest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.7885777230683 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of CA opened at $36.17 on Wednesday. CA has a 12 month low of $30.45 and a 12 month high of $37.35. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The firm has a market cap of $14.94 billion, a PE ratio of 15.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.21 and a beta of 0.69.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The technology company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.03. CA had a return on equity of 16.89% and a net margin of 11.24%. The firm had revenue of $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.08 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that CA will post 2.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 17th were issued a dividend of $0.255 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%. CA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.97%.

CA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered CA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of CA in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered CA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.84.

In related news, SVP Anthony J. Radesca sold 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.14, for a total value of $65,052.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,623 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $420,055.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Ayman Sayed sold 83,703 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.87, for a total value of $2,918,723.61. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 114,404 shares in the company, valued at $3,989,267.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 178,862 shares of company stock worth $6,339,518. 0.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About CA

CA, 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.

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