CA Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:CA)
Shares of CA (NYSE:CA) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, American Banking & Market News reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.57.
CA (NYSE:CA) traded up 0.34% on Tuesday, hitting $29.17. 614,999 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. CA has a 1-year low of $27.14 and a 1-year high of $36.22. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29.48 and its 200-day moving average is $31.68. The company has a market cap of $12.921 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.37.
CA (NYSE:CA) last announced its earnings data on Thursday, May 15th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. On average, analysts predict that CA will post $2.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 27th.
A number of research firms have recently commented on CA. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of CA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, May 30th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CA in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $32.00. Finally, analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of CA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 28th.
CA, Inc (NYSE:CA) is an independent enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions company.
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