Headlines about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5580930514454 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Barrington Research downgraded Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $94.00.

Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) opened at $80.50 on Monday. Capella Education has a twelve month low of $65.15 and a twelve month high of $99.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $935.73, a P/E ratio of 22.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.38.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. Capella Education had a return on equity of 19.21% and a net margin of 9.60%. The company had revenue of $107.01 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.10 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.81 EPS. Capella Education’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Capella Education will post 3.58 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. This is an increase from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. Capella Education’s payout ratio is currently 48.59%.

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About Capella Education

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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