Media headlines about CA (NASDAQ:CA) have trended positive on Wednesday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 58 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for CA (NASDAQ:CA)

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of CA in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Evercore ISI lowered CA from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. FIG Partners upgraded CA to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $40.00 to $42.25 in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded CA from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered CA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.25.

CA (NASDAQ CA) traded down 1.37% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $31.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,526,205 shares. CA has a 12-month low of $30.01 and a 12-month high of $34.99. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $32.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.08. The company has a market cap of $13.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 0.92.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 11th. The technology company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.05. CA had a return on equity of 17.15% and a net margin of 19.20%. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $996.59 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.60 EPS. CA’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that CA will post $2.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th were issued a $0.255 dividend. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.21%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 23rd. CA’s payout ratio is 55.14%.

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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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