Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) – Analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Capella Education in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.16 for the quarter. Barrington Research has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Capella Education’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.21 EPS.
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). The company had revenue of $112.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.85 million. Capella Education had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 18.53%. The business’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.97 EPS.
A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on CPLA. BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. First Analysis raised shares of Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $98.00 in a report on Sunday. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Capella Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $90.25.
Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) opened at $85.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $947.93, a P/E ratio of 43.81, a P/E/G ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.45. Capella Education has a 1-year low of $65.15 and a 1-year high of $99.25.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. Capella Education’s payout ratio is 88.66%.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Capella Education in the fourth quarter worth approximately $436,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Capella Education in the fourth quarter worth approximately $373,000. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new position in shares of Capella Education in the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,196,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Capella Education during the 4th quarter worth approximately $217,000. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised its stake in Capella Education by 570.2% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 283,382 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,931,000 after acquiring an additional 241,100 shares during the period. 92.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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.