Cowen and Company Downgrades CA to Underperform (CA)
CA (NYSE:CA) was downgraded by research analysts at Cowen and Company from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report released on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports.
In other CA news, CAO Neil A. Manna unloaded 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.95, for a total transaction of $65,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of CA from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 11th. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of CA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 7th. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Argus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of CA in a research note on Monday, January 27th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $34.00. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.50.
Shares of CA (NYSE:CA) opened at 32.90 on Wednesday. CA has a 52-week low of $23.98 and a 52-week high of $36.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.9 and a 200-day moving average of $31.59. The company has a market cap of $14.732 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.26.
CA (NYSE:CA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 29th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.04. Analysts expect that CA will post $3.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 18th.
CA, Inc (NYSE:CA) is an independent enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions company.
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