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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CA. The most optimistic price target was 38, implying potential capital gains of 22.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 27.5, which equates to a potential downside of -11.12 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.17 percent.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 17.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 3.1 percent, and 15.33 percent below the high. CA has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.