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 highest price target was 38, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 27.5, which equates to a potential downside 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.23 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

CA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 17.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 3.1 percent above the 52-week low, and 15.33 percent below the high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.