The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) hit a new 52-week high and has $93.49 target or 6.00% above today’s $88.20 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $993.84M company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 25 by Barchart.com. If the $93.49 price target is reached, the company will be worth $59.63 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 35,084 shares traded hands. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 63.11% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.70% the S&P500.
Analysts await Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.95 EPS, down 1.04% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.96 per share. CPLA’s profit will be $10.70M for 23.21 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Capella Education Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.28% EPS growth.
Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage
Out of 6 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Capella Education has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Barrington Research. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 18. First Analysis maintained Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Friday, November 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating.
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 increased to 1.47 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.24, from 1.23 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, 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.
Amer Century Cos has 66,353 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc holds 10,320 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement Sys owns 53,500 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Voya Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 5,676 shares. Teachers Inc holds 0% or 17,480 shares in its portfolio. Euclidean Technology Mgmt Lc accumulated 2.27% or 40,235 shares. Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp Incorporated last reported 4,800 shares in the company. Legal & General Pcl holds 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 2,686 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has 919,604 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Bancshares Of Ny Mellon last reported 161,876 shares in the company. Sit Assoc accumulated 21,150 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Gsa Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 0.23% or 80,093 shares. Hillsdale Mngmt has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Great West Life Assurance Comm Can has 797 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Citigroup last reported 11,959 shares in the company.
Insider Transactions: Since August 17, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.49 million net activity. The insider Tukua Darrell R sold $306,150. 2,894 shares with value of $179,428 were sold by Polacek Steven L. on Friday, August 19. Another trade for 16,892 shares valued at $1.00M was sold by GILLIGAN J KEVIN.
More notable recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Hackbright Academy Joins Capella Education Company to Further Goal of Closing …” on April 22, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results” published on July 26, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results” on February 11, 2016. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Capella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results” published on April 26, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Capella Education Company Enters into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit …” with publication date: December 21, 2015.
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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