Globeflex Capital L P Maintains Position in Capella Education Company (CPLA)

Globeflex Capital L P continued to hold its position in shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,661 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Globeflex Capital L P owned approximately 0.14% of Capella Education Company worth $1,332,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Capella Education Company by 10.2% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 165,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,059,000 after buying an additional 15,297 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 10.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,111,466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $94,503,000 after buying an additional 104,409 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 125.9% in the first quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 6,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $519,000 after buying an additional 3,400 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 4.3% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 6,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $554,000 after buying an additional 270 shares during the period. Finally, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in shares of Capella Education Company by 3.8% in the first quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 44,349 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,771,000 after buying an additional 1,618 shares during the period. 91.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Capella Education Company (CPLA) traded down 1.36% on Tuesday, reaching $86.85. The company had a trading volume of 30,568 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.86 and a beta of 0.58. Capella Education Company has a 12-month low of $48.80 and a 12-month high of $99.25. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $89.99 and its 200-day moving average price is $85.87.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $111.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $111.19 million. Capella Education Company had a return on equity of 21.04% and a net margin of 10.31%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Capella Education Company will post $3.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 24th will be paid a $0.41 dividend. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 22nd. Capella Education Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.27%.

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CPLA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Barrington Research boosted their target price on shares of Capella Education Company from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education Company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $90.20.

In related news, Director Michael Linton sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.23, for a total transaction of $58,893.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Steven L. Polacek sold 7,061 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.94, for a total value of $663,310.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 17,262 shares of company stock valued at $1,578,056. Corporate insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

About Capella Education Company

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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