Analyst Ratings for CA Inc. (CA)

Updated: 2017-07-29

CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. CA had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

2 analysts declared CA a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CA. The highest price target was 38, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27.5, implying a possible loss of -11.12 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.82 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -7.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.23 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.17 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 17.92 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CA has a PEG ratio of 0.94.

In the last 52-weeks, CA has achieved a high of 36.54 and a low of 30.01. Currently the stock is 3.1 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 15.33 percent. CA has a P/E ratio of 16.78. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CA value stock report compares CA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CA is $13.1 billion. CA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.