Capella Education (CPLA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3477411079685 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

CPLA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of Capella Education from $98.00 to $83.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. TheStreet lowered shares of Capella Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $91.50.

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CPLA opened at $87.35 on Monday. Capella Education has a fifty-two week low of $65.15 and a fifty-two week high of $99.25. The stock has a market cap of $1,017.80, a P/E ratio of 25.47, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.45.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 18.53%. The firm had revenue of $112.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.97 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. Capella Education’s payout ratio is currently 50.15%.

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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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