Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 4,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $373,000.
A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in CPLA. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in Capella Education by 31.3% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 19,171 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,345,000 after purchasing an additional 4,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Capella Education by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 72,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,064,000 after purchasing an additional 4,678 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its stake in Capella Education by 267.1% during the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 12,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $910,000 after purchasing an additional 9,371 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Capella Education during the 3rd quarter valued at $220,000. Finally, Sit Investment Associates Inc. raised its stake in Capella Education by 220.5% during the 4th quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 19,150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,482,000 after purchasing an additional 13,175 shares during the period. 94.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
NASDAQ CPLA opened at $90.60 on Friday. Capella Education has a 1-year low of $65.15 and a 1-year high of $99.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,044.06, a PE ratio of 26.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.39.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a return on equity of 18.53% and a net margin of 5.34%. The company had revenue of $112.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.85 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 50.15%.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CPLA shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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 raised shares of Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. First Analysis raised shares of Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $92.00 to $98.00 in a research note on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $91.50.
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About Capella Education
Capella Education Company, through its subsidiaries, provides online postsecondary education and job-ready skills services in the United States. Its Post-Secondary segment offers various doctoral, master's, and bachelor's programs primarily for working adults in public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, psychology, business and technology, counseling and human services, and education markets; and courses that are eligible for transfer into credit at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities.
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