Sit Investment Associates Inc. boosted its position in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 220.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,150 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,175 shares during the period. Sit Investment Associates Inc. owned about 0.16% of Capella Education worth $1,482,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Capella Education in the 3rd quarter valued at about $220,000. Royce & Associates LP lifted its stake in Capella Education by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 878,655 shares of the company’s stock valued at $61,638,000 after purchasing an additional 37,154 shares during the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP lifted its stake in Capella Education by 267.1% in the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 12,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $910,000 after purchasing an additional 9,371 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in Capella Education by 6.9% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 72,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,064,000 after purchasing an additional 4,678 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Capella Education by 12.2% in the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 63,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,439,000 after purchasing an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.57% of the company’s stock.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on CPLA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Barrington Research downgraded shares of Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Capella Education has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.00.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $107.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.10 million. Capella Education had a net margin of 9.60% and a return on equity of 19.21%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Capella Education will post 3.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This is an increase from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 48.59%.
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About Capella Education
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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