Wolverine Asset Management LLC Invests $1.65 Million in Capella Education (CPLA) Stock

Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 21,350 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,652,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of CPLA. Royce & Associates LP increased its stake in Capella Education by 4.4% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 878,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $61,638,000 after buying an additional 37,154 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in Capella Education by 3.9% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 77,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,428,000 after buying an additional 2,940 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Capella Education by 12.2% during the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 63,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,439,000 after buying an additional 6,900 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its stake in Capella Education by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 314,850 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,957,000 after buying an additional 14,492 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased 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 worth $5,064,000 after buying an additional 4,678 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.83% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Capella Education (CPLA) opened at $88.50 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 cap of $1,032.41, a P/E ratio of 45.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.45.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 18.53%. The firm had revenue of $112.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. Capella Education’s payout ratio is 88.66%.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CPLA. BidaskClub raised shares of Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Barrington Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, First Analysis raised shares of Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $92.00 to $98.00 in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $91.50.

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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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