CA Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (CA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for CA (Nasdaq: CA) is tomorrow, November 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $21.88 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for CA has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. CA has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

CA Technologies, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full CA Ratings Report.

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