Strs Ohio lowered its holdings in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 10.9% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 10,600 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,300 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Capella Education were worth $820,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CPLA. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Capella Education by 4.9% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 67,506 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,778,000 after purchasing an additional 3,138 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Capella Education by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 20,759 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,777,000 after purchasing an additional 1,260 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Capella Education by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,412,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,903,000 after purchasing an additional 24,678 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its holdings in Capella Education by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $599,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the period. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in Capella Education in the 2nd quarter valued at about $226,000. 91.87% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Capella Education from $78.00 to $103.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Barrington Research downgraded shares of Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Capella Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $94.33.

Capella Education (CPLA) opened at $79.55 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $920.60, a P/E ratio of 22.37, a PEG ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.43. Capella Education has a 12-month low of $65.15 and a 12-month high of $99.25.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a $0.43 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This is a boost from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Capella Education’s payout ratio is presently 48.59%.

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Capella Education 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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