Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total value of $168,020.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

J Kevin Gilligan also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, July 5th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.03, for a total value of $170,060.00.
  • On Tuesday, June 27th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.58, for a total value of $171,160.00.
  • On Tuesday, June 20th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.99, for a total value of $173,980.00.
  • On Tuesday, June 6th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.63, for a total value of $171,260.00.
  • On Tuesday, May 23rd, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.31, for a total value of $172,620.00.
  • On Thursday, May 18th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.79, for a total value of $177,580.00.

Capella Education Company (CPLA) opened at 86.50 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $87.98 and its 200-day moving average price is $85.78. The company has a market cap of $1.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.77 and a beta of 0.53. 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 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $111.80 million for 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%. Capella Education Company’s revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.86 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Capella Education Company will post $3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in Capella Education Company by 1.6% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 1,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Capella Education Company by 2.2% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 4,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $400,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 38.8% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,952 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 546 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Capella Education Company during the fourth quarter worth about $321,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 18,892 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,659,000 after buying an additional 1,412 shares during the last quarter. 91.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CPLA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Barrington Research increased their target price on Capella Education Company from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education Company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $90.20.

About Capella Education Company

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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