Media coverage about CA (NASDAQ:CA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.4357831804646 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $36.00 price objective (up previously from $35.00) on shares of CA in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. ValuEngine upgraded CA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. BidaskClub raised CA from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of CA in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.88.

CA (CA) opened at 33.57 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $32.93 and its 200 day moving average is $32.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.65 and a beta of 0.83. CA has a 1-year low of $30.01 and a 1-year high of $36.54.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The technology company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. CA had a net margin of 18.59% and a return on equity of 16.54%. The business’s revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that CA will post $2.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 24th were issued a $0.255 dividend. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 22nd. CA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.67%.

In related news, EVP Jacob Lamm sold 16,349 shares of CA stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.45, for a total value of $546,874.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 45,483 shares in the company, valued at $1,521,406.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Adam Elster sold 166,621 shares of CA stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.26, for a total value of $5,375,193.46. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 251,356 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,108,744.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 286,056 shares of company stock worth $9,330,507 in the last 90 days. 0.90% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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