Media coverage about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6520843417619 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) opened at 66.15 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $772.04 million, a PE ratio of 17.08 and a beta of 0.49. Capella Education has a 52-week low of $56.88 and a 52-week high of $99.25. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $74.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $82.60.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.10. Capella Education had a return on equity of 20.23% and a net margin of 10.49%. The firm had revenue of $109.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.89 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Capella Education will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.48%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio is currently 42.38%.

CPLA has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Barrington Research cut their target price on Capella Education from $98.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on Capella Education from $86.00 to $79.45 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.69.

WARNING: “Capella Education (CPLA) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.12” was posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are viewing this article on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/08/31/capella-education-cpla-given-daily-coverage-optimism-rating-of-0-12.html.

In related news, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.99, for a total transaction of $173,980.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 14,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,193,560 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Capella Education Company Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Capella Education Company and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.