Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN trimmed its holdings in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 4.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 139,926 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN owned about 1.20% of Capella Education worth $9,816,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its position in Capella Education by 105.3% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 632 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 680 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 1,516 shares during the period. Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P. acquired a new stake in Capella Education in the second quarter worth about $178,000. Finally, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. acquired a new stake in Capella Education in the second quarter worth about $198,000. 92.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Capella Education (CPLA) opened at $80.95 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $962.47, a PE ratio of 23.39, a PEG ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 0.38. Capella Education has a 12-month low of $65.15 and a 12-month high of $99.25.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $107.01 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.10 million. Capella Education had a return on equity of 19.21% and a net margin of 9.60%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Capella Education will post 3.58 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This is a positive change from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 21st. Capella Education’s payout ratio is presently 46.33%.

CPLA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Barrington Research lowered Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.33.

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Capella Education 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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