Media coverage about CA (NASDAQ:CA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CA earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 43 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

CA (NASDAQ CA) opened at 34.48 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $14.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 0.87. CA has a 52-week low of $30.01 and a 52-week high of $36.54. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $32.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.25.

CA (NASDAQ:CA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 11th. The technology company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $996.59 million. CA had a net margin of 19.20% and a return on equity of 17.15%. CA’s quarterly revenue was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.60 EPS. On average, analysts expect that CA will post $2.38 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CA shares. FIG Partners raised CA to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $42.25 in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of CA in a report on Sunday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised CA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of CA in a report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised CA from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.10.

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In other CA news, insider Ayman Sayed sold 30,194 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.62, for a total value of $1,075,510.28. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 168,455 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,000,367.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

CA Company Profile

CA, Inc (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services.

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