Strs Ohio Sells 300 Shares of Capella Education Company (CPLA)

Strs Ohio decreased its position in shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 2.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling 300 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned about 0.09% of Capella Education worth $847,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 1.6% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 1,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 3.4% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,428 shares of the company’s stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 2.2% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 4,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $400,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 1.7% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 6,039 shares of the company’s stock worth $513,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 5.0% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 3,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $268,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. 89.09% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ CPLA) opened at 66.40 on Friday. Capella Education Company has a 12 month low of $56.88 and a 12 month high of $99.25. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $77.45 and its 200 day moving average is $83.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $774.95 million, a PE ratio of 17.14 and a beta of 0.49.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.10. Capella Education had a net margin of 10.49% and a return on equity of 20.23%. The company had revenue of $109.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.89 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.93 earnings per share. Capella Education’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Capella Education Company will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.38%.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on CPLA shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on shares of Capella Education from $86.00 to $79.45 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Barrington Research decreased their price target on shares of Capella Education from $98.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capella Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capella Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.69.

In other Capella Education news, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.18, for a total transaction of $164,360.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 16,000 shares of company stock worth $1,366,180 over the last ninety days. 3.56% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Capella Education

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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