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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CA. The maximum price target given was 38, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.82 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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.

CA has a 52-week high of 36.54 and a 52-week low of 30.01. Currently the stock is 3.1 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.1 billion. CA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.