Capella Education (CPLA) Declares Dividend Increase – $0.43 Per Share

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.43 per share on Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This is a boost from Capella Education’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41.

Capella Education (NASDAQ CPLA) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $82.80. The company had a trading volume of 200,605 shares, compared to its average volume of 201,257. The firm has a market capitalization of $962.47, a P/E ratio of 23.42, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.38. Capella Education has a fifty-two week low of $65.15 and a fifty-two week high of $99.25.

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $107.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.10 million. Capella Education had a return on equity of 19.21% and a net margin of 9.60%. Capella Education’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.81 earnings per share. analysts predict that Capella Education will post 3.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capella Education in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Capella Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Barrington Research downgraded Capella Education from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Capella Education presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.33.

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Capella Education Company Profile

Capella Education Company is an education services company. The Company provides direct path between learning and employment through its online postsecondary education offerings and through programs to develop job-ready skills for demand markets. The company’s segments include post-secondary segment and job-ready skills segment.

Dividend History for Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA)

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