Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) Upgraded at BidaskClub

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday, February 5th.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Capella Education from $78.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Barrington Research cut Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capella Education has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.33.

Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) traded down $0.65 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $78.20. 78,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 70,807. The firm has a market capitalization of $916.54, a PE ratio of 22.27, a P/E/G ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.43. Capella Education has a 52-week low of $65.15 and a 52-week high of $99.25.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CPLA. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Capella Education by 76.9% during 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 raised its position in shares of Capella Education by 371.6% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 1,516 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Capella Education during the 4th quarter valued at about $209,000. QS Investors LLC raised its position in shares of Capella Education by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Capella Education during the 2nd quarter valued at about $214,000. 91.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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.

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