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 coveted five-star ranking.

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

CA facts

Headquarters (founded)

Islandia, N.Y. (1974)

Market Cap

$11.5 billion


Systems software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.7 billion


CEO Michael Gregoire (since January 2013)

CFO Richard Beckert (since May 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.6 billion / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield






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

On CAPS, 78% of the 302 members who have rated CA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

On Monday, one of those Fools, tlindeman, succinctly summed up CA bull case for our community:

This company has consistently paid out dividends, while maintaining a payout ratio below the magical 65%. In addition, they have invested heavily in Capex which is a sign that they are gearing toward more growth. Finally, there is a new CEO which is typically a negative, however, in this case, he has extensive experience in the industry.

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