Is Capella Education Company (CPLA) a Sell? The Stock Formed Double Bottom Pattern

January 23, 2018 - By Lynda A. Deweese

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.31, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 23 investors sold Capella Education Company shares while 54 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 10.37 million shares or 0.48% less from 10.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Invesco Limited stated it has 59,748 shares. 39,416 were accumulated by Tikvah Mngmt. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has invested 0% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Barclays Public Ltd Company holds 0% or 4,224 shares in its portfolio. Ls Inv Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Piermont Capital Incorporated reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Riverhead Capital Management Llc owns 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 1,350 shares. Principal Fin holds 0.01% or 90,349 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 472 shares. Mufg Americas Hldgs, a New York-based fund reported 37 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 4,700 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc reported 3,140 shares. Spark Investment Management Lc holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 25,945 shares. Hl Financial Ser Ltd invested in 3,001 shares or 0% of the stock. Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership invested 0% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA).

The chart of Capella Education Company (CPLA) shows a double bottom with $74.73 target or 7.00 % below today’s $80.35 share price. The 5 months chart pattern indicates high risk for the $933.99M company. It was reported on Jan, 23 by Finviz.com. If the $74.73 price target is reached, the company will be worth $65.38 million less. Double bottoms are rare but powerful chart patterns.

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $80.35. About 49,708 shares traded. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 70.87% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.17% the S&P500.

Analysts await Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $1.03 EPS, up 6.19 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.97 per share. CPLA’s profit will be $11.97M for 19.50 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Capella Education Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 41.10 % EPS growth.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Capella Education has $103 highest and $47 lowest target. $73.75’s average target is -8.21% below currents $80.35 stock price. Capella Education had 15 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by First Analysis given on Friday, November 18. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, July 25. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was downgraded by Barrington Research. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 18 to “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $103 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, November 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Barrington Research maintained Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) rating on Wednesday, October 26. Barrington Research has “Outperform” rating and $70 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Piper Jaffray. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 3 report.

More notable recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Strayer Education (STRA) and Capella Education Company Merger (Transcript)” on October 30, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Capella Education Company Shareholders Approve Proposed Merger with Strayer …” published on January 19, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results” on July 25, 2017. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Founder and Former CEO of Capella Education Company, Stephen G. Shank, to …” published on February 28, 2017 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Form 425 CAPELLA EDUCATION CO Filed by: CAPELLA EDUCATION CO” with publication date: November 01, 2017.

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