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Is CA, Inc.(NASDAQ: CA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. CA, Inc. is in the Business Software & Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for CA, Inc., is 2262.95, and so far today it has a volume of 1659000. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 22.33%.

To help you determine whether CA, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.01 and forward P/E is 13.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CA, Inc. has a value for PEG of 23.49. P/S ratio is 3.5 and the P/B ratio is 2.6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.1 and 27.18 respectively.

At the current price CA, Inc. is trading at, 34.08 (-0.79% today), CA, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 55.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.57% after growing -2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.90%, and 2.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 415.52, and the number of shares float is 314.44. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 70.40%. The float short is 4.37%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.08. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.00%, and also a return on investment of 11.20%.

The ability for CA, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, CA, Inc. has a gross margin of 85.40%, with its operating margin at 27.70%, and CA, Inc. has a profit margin of 18.90%.

The 52 week high is -1.87%, with 38.75% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.96% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.45%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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