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

Headlines about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9014992871831 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Monday, March 5th. BidaskClub raised Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. First Analysis raised Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the company from $92.00 to $98.00 in a research note on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, TheStreet cut Capella Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $91.50.

Shares of CPLA stock opened at $89.90 on Thursday. 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 $1,044.06, a P/E ratio of 26.21, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.39.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 prior year, the business earned $0.97 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business 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 $0.43 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.91%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.15%.

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Capella Education Company Profile

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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