In active leading trade session, CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) slightly up 0.25% to trade at $32.43. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 3.10 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 0.09%.
Experts’ Critical Views
Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked CA in recent few months. In ratings table the CA given BUY ratings by 2 analysts in current phase and 2 analysts suggest it as overweight security. The 3 number of analyst have SELL recommendation for current month on CA. While 11 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Hold security.
The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.49 at current month while compared with $0.49 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.60 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.44 as compared to one month ago of $2.44, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.46.
To find out the technical position of CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), it holds price to book ratio of 2.40 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 13.19, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 17.06. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 28.43. CA is presenting price to cash flow of 4.75 and free cash flow concluded as 22.44.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -2.00%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 0.57%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 3.33 and price to earning ration of 17.06 attracting passive investors.
Earnings Technical Analysis
CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) has price to earnings growth of 28.43, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. For trailing twelve months, CA attains gross profit margin of 85.80% and operating margin stands at 29.70% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 11.20%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 7.10%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.65% for a week and 1.49% for a month. The performance of CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) for the quarter recorded as 0.99% and for year stands at 8.29%, while the YTD performance was 2.90%. The co attains 0.49 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of CA is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.21% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.08%.