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CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13603.35. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CA, Inc. is 32.25 (with a change from open of 0.59%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33. Volume today has so far reached 1008723, with an average volume of about 2358.45. The GAP for this stock, is 0.34%.

The P/E ratio is 17.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.23. The current EPS for CA, Inc., is 1.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -2.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 14.68%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CA, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.57% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 0.81%. Quarter over quarter is 1.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 2.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 70.50%. Shares outstanding is 425.77, while shares float is at a value of 314.44. Float short for CA, Inc. is 4.47% and the short ratio is 5.96.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.36, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.36. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 85.40% and their operating margin is 27.70%. The profit margin is 18.90%.

CA, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.00%, and on investment, 11.20%. Return on equity is 14.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 22.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.36, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.44 and Price/cash is 4.9, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 26.11.

The simple moving averages are -4.60% and 5.77% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.14% and the 52 week low is 31.30%.

CA, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.19%, with a current price of 32.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 55.30%. This is in an industry, Business Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. CA, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Software & Services industry means that CA, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.39%, with performance for the month coming to -5.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.59%, and for the half year the performance is 18.29%. Volatility for this week is 2.57% and for the month this is 1.42%.

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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