Notable Price Action: Capella Education Company Surges to 52-Week High, Is Now Top Performer

Notable Price Action: Capella Education Company Surges to 52 Week High, Is Now Top Performer

The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) hit a new 52-week high and has $95.11 target or 21.00% above today’s $78.60 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $882.16M company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 9 by Barchart.com. If the $95.11 price target is reached, the company will be worth $185.25 million more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 165,280 shares traded hands or 67.33% up from the average. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 47.99% since April 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.20% the S&P500.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 5 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. Capella Education has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Barrington Research. Credit Suisse initiated Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Wednesday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “CAPELLA EDUCATION COMPANY is a pioneer in developing high quality, online degree programs for adults. Their programs are delivered through its wholly owned subsidiary, They has an accredited online academic institution. Their university is known for its rigorous curricula that combine strong academic content and real world practicality, presented in a flexible, online format geared for adult students.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.04, from 1.27 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 14 funds sold all Capella Education Company shares owned while 38 reduced positions. 12 funds bought stakes while 52 increased positions. They now own 9.13 million shares or 12.56% less from 10.44 million shares in 2016Q1.
Aqr Capital Limited Liability Corporation reported 55,668 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Schroder Invest Mngmt Gru accumulated 0% or 4,800 shares. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Ins Ny has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 8,470 shares. Barclays Public Ltd has 3,175 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Ubs Asset Management Americas, a Illinois-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 39,581 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. American Intll Gru last reported 8,303 shares in the company. Pacad Limited has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Moreover, Wells Fargo Mn has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 30,671 shares. The Texas-based Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.01% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Secor Capital Advsr Lp, a New York-based fund reported 4,552 shares. Strs Ohio owns 14,400 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Inv Mgmt Ltd accumulated 47,913 shares or 0% of the stock. Kbc Grp Inc Nv, a Belgium-based fund reported 2,140 shares. Creative Planning has invested 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA).

Insider Transactions: Since May 18, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.50 million net activity. Shares for $1.00M were sold by GILLIGAN J KEVIN. 250 shares with value of $13,057 were sold by Tukua Darrell R on Wednesday, May 18. Polacek Steven L. also sold $179,428 worth of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) shares.

More notable recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Capella Education Company Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on October 25, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Hackbright Academy Joins Capella Education Company to Further Goal of Closing …” published on April 22, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Enters into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit …” on December 21, 2015. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) were released by: Equitiesfocus.com and their article: “Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Short-Term Price Target At $70.17” published on November 09, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results” with publication date: July 26, 2016.

CPLA Company Profile

Capella Education Company, incorporated on December 27, 1991, is an online postsecondary education services company. The Company’s academic programs are delivered through its subsidiary, Capella University (the University), which is an online academic institution offering online postsecondary education services primarily to working adults. The University offers a variety of doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs in the public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, behavioral health and human services, business management and information technology, and education markets. The University offers over 1,840 online courses and approximately 50 academic programs with over 160 specializations to nearly 37,000 learners. The Company’s subsidiary, DevMountain, LLC, is involved in software coding industry.

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