News articles about Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capella Education earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.9221663471854 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Capella Education Company to Report First Quarter 2018 Results on May 2, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- BMO Capital Markets Raises Capella Education (CPLA) Price Target to $103.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capella Education (CPLA) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why Is Capella (CPLA) Up 15.6% Since Its Last Earnings Report? (finance.yahoo.com)
CPLA has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a report on Monday, March 5th. Piper Jaffray upgraded Capella Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, First Analysis upgraded Capella Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $98.00 in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $91.50.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by ($0.12). Capella Education had a return on equity of 18.53% and a net margin of 5.34%. The firm had revenue of $112.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Capella Education will post 4.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.15%.
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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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