UBS Group AG lowered its position in shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 205,670 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,589 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG owned about 1.76% of Capella Education worth $17,965,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new position in shares of Capella Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Capella Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Kellner Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Capella Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $271,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Capella Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $309,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Capella Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $309,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.53% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Capella Education from $94.00 to $103.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. BidaskClub raised Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Monday, March 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $97.25.
Shares of Capella Education opened at $100.95 on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Capella Education has a 12-month low of $65.15 and a 12-month high of $101.35. The company has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.31.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.03. Capella Education had a return on equity of 19.78% and a net margin of 5.92%. The business had revenue of $112.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.92 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.94 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Capella Education will post 4.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 24th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 23rd. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.15%.
Capella Education Profile
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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