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(CPLA) With Shares Trading up at $85.45 Capella (CPLA) Alert: Johnson Fistel…

During the same quarter previous year, the company posted $0.81 earnings per share. With Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) shares passing the 70 level, the stock is now considered to be in overbought territory and ripe for a potential pullback. If you are viewing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & global trademark and copyright laws. The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/31/california-public-employees-retirement-system-boosts-stake-in-capella-education-company-cpla.html. The value of the company's investment in Strayer Education, Inc. went from $2,143,000 to $1,824,000 decreasing 14.9% since the last quarter. The company has a market cap of $997.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.06 and a beta of 0.44.

Shares last traded at $85.45 quite a bit above the 50 day moving average of $68.87 and a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $78.70. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $107.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $108.10 million. Capella Education had a return on equity of 20.23% and a net margin of 10.49%. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $1.13 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $3.77.

The two companies will combine to create a leading for-profit education company, with the institutions of Strayer University and Capella University together serving approximately 80,000 students across the United States.

Additionally Capella Education Company recently declared a dividend that was paid on Friday the 13th of October 2017. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a dividend of $0.41 per share. The dividend yield was $2.50. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017.

"Uniting Strayer University's degrees in business, including the Jack Welch Management Institute, accounting, economics, and information technology with Capella University's competency-based flexible degree programs, healthcare offerings, and robust doctoral portfolio will help us better meet the educational needs of students in the modern economy", said Kevin Gilligan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capella.

CPLA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Barrington Research cut Capella Education from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Monday. Finally, BidaskClub cut Capella Education from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Capella Education to $103.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has made a 31.16% comeback from a 12-month low price of $65.15.



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