The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) hit a new 52-week high and has $133.98 target or 54.00% above today’s $87.00 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $1.05 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $133.98 price target is reached, the company will be worth $567.00 million more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 56,376 shares traded hands. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 70.97% since April 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 66.34% the S&P500.
Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage
Out of 5 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. Capella Education has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Wednesday, February 3, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 26.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “CAPELLA EDUCATION COMPANY is a pioneer in developing high quality, online degree programs for adults. Their programs are delivered through its wholly owned subsidiary, They has an accredited online academic institution. Their university is known for its rigorous curricula that combine strong academic content and real world practicality, presented in a flexible, online format geared for adult students.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.04, from 1.27 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 14 funds sold all Capella Education Company shares owned while 38 reduced positions. 12 funds bought stakes while 52 increased positions. They now own 9.13 million shares or 12.56% less from 10.44 million shares in 2016Q1.
Prudential holds 0.01% or 94,082 shares in its portfolio. Midas Management Corporation accumulated 5,000 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 12,132 shares. Gotham Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.04% invested in the company for 69,819 shares. Blackrock Advsrs Lc has 5,380 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 22,451 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Northern Trust Corp holds 0% or 161,787 shares in its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 8,705 shares. Strs Ohio has invested 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Balyasny Asset Limited holds 11,365 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rice Hall James Lc holds 0.08% or 27,536 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Fincl last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Fund Advsr owns 710,729 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lsv Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 42,210 shares. Spark Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Co last reported 0.24% of its portfolio in the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since May 18, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.49 million net activity. The insider Polacek Steven L. sold $179,428. On Wednesday, August 17 the insider GILLIGAN J KEVIN sold $1.00 million. Tukua Darrell R had sold 5,000 shares worth $306,150 on Thursday, August 25.
More notable recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Capella Education Company Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on October 25, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Hackbright Academy Joins Capella Education Company to Further Goal of Closing …” published on April 22, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Enters into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit …” on December 21, 2015. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results” published on July 26, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Capella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results” with publication date: April 26, 2016.
CPLA Company Profile
Capella Education Company, incorporated on December 27, 1991, 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. The University offers a variety of doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs in the public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, behavioral health and human services, business management and information technology, and education markets. The University offers over 1,840 online courses and approximately 50 academic programs with over 160 specializations to nearly 37,000 learners. The Company’s subsidiary, DevMountain, LLC, is involved in software coding industry.
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