Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT management software specialist CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CA Tech and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CA Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Islandia, N.Y. (1974)

Market Cap

$10.8 billion


Systems software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.8 billion


CEO Michael Gregoire (since January 2013)
CFO Richard Beckert (since May 2011)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.3 billion / $1.5 billion

Dividend Yield



Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 77% of the 295 members who have rated CA Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, NovaTodd, succinctly summed up the CA Tech bull case for our community:

The mainframe solutions segment is a veritable cash cow, albeit one with dwindling sales figures. The key will be driving growth in other, lower margin segments. Free cash flow routinely exceeds 1 billion dollars, and easily covers the dividend and share repurchases.

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Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of IBM and Oracle. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.