Market Runner: Does Capella Education Company Have Any Gas After Today’s Big Increase?

Market Runner: Does Capella Education Company Have Any Gas After Today's Big Increase?

The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.45% or $2.95 during the last trading session, hitting $88.55. About 61,019 shares traded hands. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 63.11% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.70% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $997.78 million company. It was reported on Nov, 25 by Barchart.com. We have $92.98 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CPLA worth $49.89M more.

Analysts await Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.95 EPS, down 1.04% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.96 per share. CPLA’s profit will be $10.70 million for 23.30 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Capella Education Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.28% EPS growth.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Capella Education has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse downgraded Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Friday, November 18 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Wednesday, October 26. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, November 18 by First Analysis. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Credit Suisse.

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 increased to 1.47 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.24, from 1.23 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, 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.
South Dakota Invest Council holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 5,100 shares. Makaira Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation reported 294,505 shares or 2.27% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0% invested in the company for 21,240 shares. Arizona State Retirement has 0% invested in the company for 5,539 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 978,190 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Company has 0% invested in the company for 91 shares. Davidson Advisors last reported 340 shares in the company. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0% or 797 shares. Panagora Asset accumulated 0.02% or 75,443 shares. California Public Employees Retirement, a California-based fund reported 53,500 shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 199,557 shares or 0% of the stock. American Interest Group Incorporated last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in the company for 144,663 shares. Sei Invests holds 1,128 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Great Lakes Advisors Limited Liability Corp last reported 82,527 shares in the company.

Insider Transactions: Since August 17, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.49 million net activity. Tukua Darrell R had sold 5,000 shares worth $306,150. GILLIGAN J KEVIN also sold $1.00 million worth of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Wednesday, August 17. Another trade for 2,894 shares valued at $179,428 was made by Polacek Steven L. on Friday, August 19.

More important recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Hackbright Academy Joins Capella Education Company to Further Goal of Closing …” on April 22, 2016, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results”, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results” on February 11, 2016. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Capella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results” with publication date: April 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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