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Hedge Funds Are Betting On CA, Inc. (CA)

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Is CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) a buy?

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Furthermore, it’s important to study the newest info about CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA).

How are hedge funds trading CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)?

In preparation for the third quarter, a total of 28 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 12% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably.

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)When using filings from the hedgies we track, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management had the biggest position in CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), worth close to $78.2 million, comprising 0.3% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Private Capital Management, managed by Gregg J. Powers, which held a $54.3 million position; the fund has 5.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedgies that hold long positions include George Soros’s Soros Fund Management, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

As one would understandably expect, certain bigger names were leading the bulls’ herd. AQR Capital Management, managed by Cliff Asness, initiated the largest position in CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA). AQR Capital Management had 78.2 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Gregg J. Powers’s Private Capital Management also made a $54.3 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with brand new CA positions are George Soros’s Soros Fund Management, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)?

Insider buying is best served when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the latest six-month time period, CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 4 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also review the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA). These stocks are Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY), and Catamaran Corp (USA) (NASDAQ:CTRX). This group of stocks belong to the application software industry and their market caps match CA’s market cap.

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