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Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) SVP Gregory W. Thom unloaded 4,944 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.24, for a total transaction of $322,546.56. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 446 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,097. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

CPLA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Capella Education Company in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Capella Education Company from $64.00 to $68.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Capella Education Company from $60.00 to $65.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education Company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.75.

Shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) traded down 0.29% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $65.34. The stock had a trading volume of 64,006 shares. Capella Education Company has a 52 week low of $52.29 and a 52 week high of $73.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $57.78 and its 200-day moving average is $59.9. The company has a market cap of $800.7 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.44.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $104.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $104.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Capella Education Company will post $2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Capella Education Company is an online postsecondary education services company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Capella University, the Company offers a range of doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs in public service leadership, behavioral health and human services, business management and technology, and education.

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