ARP Americas LP acquired a new stake in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 44,206 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,422,000. Capella Education comprises about 1.0% of ARP Americas LP’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest holding.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in Capella Education by 371.6% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 1,516 shares during the last quarter. QS Investors LLC lifted its holdings in Capella Education by 0.3% in the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Capella Education in the second quarter valued at approximately $214,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in Capella Education in the second quarter valued at approximately $226,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Capella Education in the third quarter valued at approximately $220,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.59% of the company’s stock.
Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) opened at $80.85 on Monday. Capella Education has a 52 week low of $65.15 and a 52 week high of $99.25. The company has a market capitalization of $939.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.43.
A number of research firms recently commented on CPLA. BidaskClub upgraded Capella Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets upped 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. Finally, Barrington Research cut Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $94.33.
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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.
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