Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 4.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 878,655 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 37,154 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP owned about 7.56% of Capella Education worth $61,638,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CPLA. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Capella Education by 105.3% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 632 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Capella Education by 76.9% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,564 shares of the company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 680 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its position in shares of Capella Education by 371.6% in 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 in the last quarter. Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Capella Education in the second quarter worth about $178,000. Finally, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Capella Education in the second quarter worth about $198,000. Institutional investors own 92.46% of the company’s stock.
Capella Education (CPLA) traded down $0.85 during trading on Friday, reaching $77.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 48,776 shares, compared to its average volume of 130,073. The stock has a market capitalization of $909.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.38. Capella Education has a one year low of $65.15 and a one year high of $99.25.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Investors of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.22%. This is an increase from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.59%.
CPLA has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Barrington Research cut Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Capella Education has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.33.
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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