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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CA, Inc., CA

Friday February 24th 2017: CA, Inc., CA is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Business Software & Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, CA, Inc., CA  has a market cap of 13291.73. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, CA, Inc., CA performance year to date is 1.16%. Today CA, Inc., CA has gained 0.25%, with a current price of 31.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 73.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 53.50%. Return of assets are at 7.10%, with return on investment at 11.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CA, Inc., CA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.35. With a profit margin of 19.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 85.80%, and operating margin of 29.70%. CA, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year CA, Inc., CA has seen a EPS growth of -2.00%. A performance for the year of 9.57%. The 52-week high is -6.70%, and the 52-week low is 13.03%. The average volume for CA, Inc., CA is 1589000.

With a target price of 32.8, can CA, Inc., CA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CA, Inc., CA. CA, Inc. has a P/E of 16.77 and a forward P/E of 12.97. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 27.95. CA, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.3 and 2.36 respectively. For P/cash, CA, Inc. has a value of 4.7, while it is 22.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.88, CA, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.20%. We see a return on equity of 14.30%.

Looking more long-term CA, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 0.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.57% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -2.00% for this year and for the last five years a 2.20% growth has been seen.

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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