Texas Permanent School Fund lessened its stake in shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 7.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,890 shares of the company’s stock after selling 631 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund owned 0.07% of Capella Education worth $611,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Capella Education by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 20,759 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,777,000 after purchasing an additional 1,260 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Capella Education in the 2nd quarter worth $226,000. Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Capella Education by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 154,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,236,000 after acquiring an additional 4,793 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Capella Education by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,127,235 shares of the company’s stock worth $96,491,000 after acquiring an additional 15,769 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Capella Education by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 39,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,347,000 after acquiring an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.83% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on CPLA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $91.50.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 18.53%. The firm had revenue of $112.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.97 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Capella Education will post 4.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.66%.
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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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