Media coverage about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1682411294416 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

NASDAQ:CPLA opened at $93.30 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,066.78, a P/E ratio of 26.69, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.38. Capella Education has a 52-week low of $65.15 and a 52-week high of $99.25.

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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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $112.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.85 million. Capella Education had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 18.53%. Capella Education’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.97 EPS. research analysts expect that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 7th. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 50.15%.

CPLA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on Capella Education from $98.00 to $83.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. TheStreet downgraded Capella Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, First Analysis raised Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $92.00 to $98.00 in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $91.50.

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About Capella Education

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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