Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Capella Education (CPLA) Share Price

News coverage about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 48.1276068615759 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently commented on CPLA. Barrington Research boosted their price target on Capella Education from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. BidaskClub cut Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on Capella Education from $86.00 to $79.45 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capella Education currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.69.

Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) traded up 0.90% during trading on Friday, hitting $67.00. The stock had a trading volume of 50,409 shares. Capella Education has a one year low of $56.88 and a one year high of $99.25. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $76.92 and its 200 day moving average is $83.25. The firm has a market cap of $781.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.29 and a beta of 0.49.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $109.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.89 million. Capella Education had a return on equity of 20.23% and a net margin of 10.49%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Capella Education will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.38%.

In other Capella Education news, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.63, for a total transaction of $171,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders have sold 16,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,366,180. 3.56% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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