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

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 13925.8. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, CA, Inc., CA performance year to date is 18.38%. Today CA, Inc., CA has gained -0.78%, with a current price of 32.98.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 55.30%. Return of assets are at 7.00%, 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 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 18.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 85.40%, and operating margin of 27.70%. 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 18.58%. The 52-week high is -5.03%, and the 52-week low is 34.27%. The average volume for CA, Inc., CA is 1540100.

With a target price of 33, can CA, Inc., CA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CA, Inc., CA. CA, Inc. has a P/E of 18.39 and a forward P/E of 12.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 22.74. CA, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.44 and 2.52 respectively. For P/cash, CA, Inc. has a value of 5.02, while it is 26.73 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 32.98, CA, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.09%. We see a return on equity of 14.00%.

Looking more long-term CA, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 0.81%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.57% 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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