Capella Education (CPLA) Rating Increased to Overweight at First Analysis
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) was upgraded by investment analysts at First Analysis from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage currently has a $98.00 price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of $92.00. First Analysis’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 25.80% from the company’s previous close.
CPLA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. TheStreet cut shares of Capella Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $90.25.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) opened at $77.90 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $907.72, a PE ratio of 40.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.45. Capella Education has a 12 month low of $65.15 and a 12 month high of $99.25.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CPLA. Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in Capella Education by 570.2% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 283,382 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,931,000 after acquiring an additional 241,100 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Capella Education by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,578,148 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,148,000 after acquiring an additional 124,208 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in Capella Education by 750.6% in the third quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 138,651 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,727,000 after acquiring an additional 122,351 shares in the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. grew its position in Capella Education by 1,072.2% in the fourth quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 84,397 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,532,000 after acquiring an additional 77,197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a new position in Capella Education in the fourth quarter worth $3,930,000. Institutional investors own 92.79% of the company’s stock.
Capella Education 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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