Capella Education (CPLA) Shares Sold by SG Americas Securities LLC
SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 31.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,414 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,594 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Capella Education were worth $264,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Capella Education by 371.6% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,924 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 1,516 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Capella Education during the third quarter worth about $220,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $226,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Capella Education during the third quarter worth about $268,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its position in shares of Capella Education by 59.3% during the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 4,350 shares of the company’s stock worth $305,000 after buying an additional 1,620 shares during the period. 87.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub raised Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capella Education presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.67.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a return on equity of 18.37% and a net margin of 5.34%. The company had revenue of $112.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. The business’s revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Capella Education will post 3.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. Capella Education’s payout ratio is presently 88.66%.
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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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