News headlines about CA (NASDAQ:CA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.8243282933895 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of CA (NASDAQ CA) traded up $0.16 on Tuesday, reaching $34.18. 2,342,092 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,730,000. The company has a market cap of $14,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.84, a PEG ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. CA has a 12-month low of $30.45 and a 12-month high of $36.56.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. CA had a net margin of 10.23% and a return on equity of 16.52%. CA’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 EPS. research analysts anticipate that CA will post 2.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a $0.255 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.98%. CA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 100.99%.

Several research firms have recently commented on CA. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of CA in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Barclays lowered their price target on shares of CA from $36.00 to $34.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of CA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of CA from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.23.

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About CA

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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