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Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) SVP Gregory W. Thom sold 7,224 shares of Capella Education Company stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.62, for a total value of $474,038.88. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 446 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,267. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CPLA shares. 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 given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.75.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) traded up 1.20% on Friday, hitting $66.61. The stock had a trading volume of 78,404 shares. Capella Education Company has a 52 week low of $52.29 and a 52 week high of $73.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $58.43 and a 200-day moving average of $60.06. The company has a market cap of $816.2 million and a P/E ratio of 24.55.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Capella Education Company will post $2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, October 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 8th.

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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