Capella Education Company (CPLA) Stake Decreased by Swiss National Bank

Capella Education Company (CPLA) Stake Decreased by Swiss National Bank

Swiss National Bank decreased its stake in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 4.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,400 shares of the company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Capella Education Company worth $1,068,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio increased its stake in Capella Education Company by 2.9% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 14,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $758,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. purchased a new stake in Capella Education Company during the second quarter valued at about $1,635,000. Royce & Associates LP increased its stake in Capella Education Company by 9.1% in the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,022,471 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,823,000 after buying an additional 85,500 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Capella Education Company by 14.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 147,745 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,777,000 after buying an additional 18,533 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Capella Education Company by 138.2% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 64,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,384,000 after buying an additional 37,290 shares in the last quarter. 90.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) opened at 85.40 on Friday. Capella Education Company has a one year low of $40.50 and a one year high of $90.40. The company has a market capitalization of $979.11 million, a P/E ratio of 23.53 and a beta of 0.76. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $87.21 and a 200-day moving average of $70.86.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 22nd were issued a $0.41 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 20th. This is an increase from Capella Education Company’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. Capella Education Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.30%.

CPLA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education Company in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capella Education Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Capella Education Company from $66.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 26th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Capella Education Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $74.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, October 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, First Analysis increased their price target on shares of Capella Education Company from $71.00 to $87.00 and gave the company a “weight” rating in a report on Friday, November 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.20.

About Capella Education Company

Capella Education Company is an online postsecondary education services company. The Company’s academic programs are delivered through its subsidiary, Capella University (the University), which is an online academic institution offering online postsecondary education services primarily to working adults.

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