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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)?

The company in question is, CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) currently with a stock price of 33.91 (-0.59% today). The market cap for CA, Inc. is 14152.34, and is in the sector Technology, and Business Software & Services industry. The target price for CA, Inc. is 33. Currently CA, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.91, and a forward P/E of 12.98. Average volume for CA, Inc. is 2370.34 and so far today it is 2036000.

Performance in the last year for CA, Inc. has been 31.86%. For EPS growth, CA, Inc. has seen a growth of -2.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.57%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.20% over the last five years and could be 0.81% for the next five years. CA, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.34%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.19%.

Since the IPO date for CA, Inc. on the 9/7/1984, CA, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.72%. With CA, Inc. trading at 33.91, the dividend yield is 3.01%, and the EPS is 1.79.

So could CA, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.91. The PEG is 23.38, P/S is 3.5 and the P/B is at 2.59. The P/cash is 5.1, with P/free cash flow at 27.16.

CA, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.36, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, CA, Inc. has a gross margin of 85.40%, an operating margin of 27.70% and a profit margin of 18.90%.Payout ratio for CA, Inc. is 55.30%. Return on assets come to 7.00% with return on investment coming to 11.20%.

Insider ownership for CA, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 70.40%. Outstanding shares are at 417.35. While shares float is 314.46. The float short is currently 4.14%, and short ratio is 5.49.

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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