News articles about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.1029975530161 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of brokerages have commented on CPLA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Monday, March 5th. BidaskClub cut Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Capella Education from $94.00 to $103.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $97.25.
NASDAQ:CPLA traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $98.25. 1 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 63,377. The stock has a market cap of $1.16 billion, a PE ratio of 28.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.31. Capella Education has a 1-year low of $65.15 and a 1-year high of $101.35.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $112.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.92 million. Capella Education had a return on equity of 19.78% and a net margin of 5.92%. Capella Education’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.94 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Capella Education will post 4.39 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 23rd. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 50.15%.
About Capella Education
Capella Education Company, through its subsidiaries, provides online postsecondary education and job-ready skills services in the United States. Its Post-Secondary segment offers various doctoral, master's, and bachelor's programs primarily for working adults in public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, psychology, business and technology, counseling and human services, and education markets; and courses that are eligible for transfer into credit at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities.
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