Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Capella Education (CPLA) Stock Price

News headlines about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2264900293966 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Capella Education stock opened at $93.45 on Friday. Capella Education has a 12-month low of $65.15 and a 12-month high of $99.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,093.58, a PE ratio of 27.24, a PEG ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.39.

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Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its quarterly 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). Capella Education had a return on equity of 18.53% and a net margin of 5.34%. The firm had revenue of $112.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current year.

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

A number of brokerages have weighed in on CPLA. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Piper Jaffray raised shares of Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, First Analysis raised shares of Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $92.00 to $98.00 in a report on Sunday, March 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price 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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