Media stories about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education Company earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 88 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CPLA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capella Education Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Barrington Research lifted their price target on Capella Education Company from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $90.20.

Capella Education Company (CPLA) opened at 86.50 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $1.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.77 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $87.98 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.78. Capella Education Company has a 52 week low of $55.91 and a 52 week high of $99.25.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $111.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.19 million. Capella Education Company had a net margin of 10.31% and a return on equity of 21.04%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Capella Education Company will post $3.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 24th were issued a dividend of $0.41 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. Capella Education Company’s dividend payout ratio is currently 43.27%.

In other Capella Education Company news, Director Michael Linton sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.23, for a total value of $58,893.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total transaction of $168,020.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,262 shares of company stock valued at $2,261,276 over the last three months. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Capella Education Company Company Profile

Capella Education Company is an education services company. The Company provides direct path between learning and employment through its online postsecondary education offerings and through programs to develop job-ready skills for demand markets. The company’s segments include post-secondary segment and job-ready skills segment.

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