Capella Education (CPLA) Raises Dividend to $0.43 Per Share

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.43 per share on Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 21st. This is a positive change from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.

Shares of Capella Education (CPLA) traded down $0.55 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $82.90. 125,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 76,182. Capella Education has a fifty-two week low of $65.15 and a fifty-two week high of $99.25. The stock has a market cap of $970.03, a P/E ratio of 23.57, a PEG ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 0.38.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Capella Education from $78.00 to $103.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Barrington Research lowered shares of Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.33.

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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.

Dividend History for Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA)

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