How Does CA, Inc. (CA) Stack Up Right Now?

CA, Inc. (CA) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Business Software & Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $33.28, down from yesterday’s close by -0.66%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

CA, Inc. (CA) currently trades with a market capitalization of $14.02 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 1.57 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.22 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.6 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.35% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, CA, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $36.54. It is now trading 3.26% off that level. The stock is trading $33.05 its 50-day moving average by -0.23%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $30.45.

In recent action, CA, Inc. (CA) has made a move of +0.64% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.54% with $313.97 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CA.

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