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.

Several price targets were given for CA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 38, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The lowest price target was 27.5, implying a possible loss of -11.12 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.82 percent. That number becomes -7.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.23 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.17 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CA to grow at a rate of 17.92 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CA is 0.94.

In the last 52-weeks, CA has achieved a high of 36.54 and a low of 30.01. Today's price is 3.1 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.1 billion. CA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.