Capella Education (CPLA) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.34

News articles about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1655571334953 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on CPLA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Barrington Research downgraded shares of Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $94.33.

Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) opened at $80.80 on Friday. Capella Education has a 52 week low of $65.15 and a 52 week high of $99.25. The company has a market cap of $934.55, a PE ratio of 22.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.43.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This is a positive change from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio is currently 48.59%.

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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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