Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $107.67.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st.

Shares of NASDAQ CPLA remained flat at $$104.00 during mid-day trading on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.17. Capella Education has a 52-week low of $65.15 and a 52-week high of $105.90.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $111.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $110.05 million. Capella Education had a net margin of 5.92% and a return on equity of 19.78%. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Capella Education will post 4.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CPLA. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $151,000. Nicollet Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $202,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $213,000. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in Capella Education during the second quarter worth about $230,000. 92.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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