Capella Education Co (NASDAQ:CPLA) Sentiment Worsened, Despite

May 18, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Sentiment for Capella Education Co (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Capella Education Co (NASDAQ:CPLA) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 67 funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 82 cut down and sold their holdings in Capella Education Co. The funds in our partner’s database now possess: 10.26 million shares, down from 10.37 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Capella Education Co in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 33 Reduced: 49 Increased: 38 New Position: 29.

Capella Education Company, through its subsidiaries, provides online postsecondary education and job-ready skills development services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.05 billion. The Company’s Post-Secondary segment offers various doctoral, masterÂ’s, and bachelorÂ’s online programs for working adults in business and technology, education, nursing and health sciences, public service leadership, social and behavioral sciences, and undergraduate studies markets; and learning courses that are eligible for transfer into credit at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities. It has a 45.78 P/E ratio. At December 31, 2016, it offered approximately 1,940 online courses and 53 academic programs with 153 specializations to approximately 38,000 learners.

The stock increased 0.90% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $90.1. About 100 shares traded. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 3.98% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 16.67 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.9 per share. CPLA’s profit will be $12.25M for 21.45 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.20 actual earnings per share reported by Capella Education Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.50 % negative EPS growth.

Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc holds 2.5% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company for 55,000 shares. Tikvah Management Llc owns 62,516 shares or 1.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Magnetar Financial Llc has 0.57% invested in the company for 299,131 shares. The New York-based American Capital Management Inc has invested 0.23% in the stock. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc Mn, a Minnesota-based fund reported 138,317 shares.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Capella Education Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Capella Education Company, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $83 while the high is $103. The stock’s average target of $100.50 is 11.54% above today’s ($90.1) share price. CPLA was included in 7 notes of analysts from November 27, 2017. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CPLA in report on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. First Analysis upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Sunday, March 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 27 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) rating on Thursday, May 3. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $103 target. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, March 5 by BMO Capital Markets. PiperJaffray upgraded Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Monday, March 5 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 10.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Institutional Positions Chart

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