Insider Selling: Capella Education Company (CPLA) CEO Sells 2,000 Shares of Stock

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.63, for a total transaction of $171,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

J Kevin Gilligan also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, May 23rd, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.31, for a total transaction of $172,620.00.
  • On Thursday, May 18th, J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education Company stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.79, for a total transaction of $177,580.00.

Shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) traded down 1.59% on Tuesday, reaching $86.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,474 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.81 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a 50 day moving average of $89.99 and a 200 day moving average of $85.87. Capella Education Company has a 1-year low of $48.80 and a 1-year high of $99.25.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. Capella Education Company had a return on equity of 21.04% and a net margin of 10.31%. The firm had revenue of $111.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.19 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.86 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Capella Education Company will post $3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 24th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.86%. Capella Education Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.27%.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its position in Capella Education Company by 1.6% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 1,270 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Capella Education Company by 38.8% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 546 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in Capella Education Company during the first quarter valued at $200,000. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Capella Education Company by 3.4% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,428 shares of the company’s stock valued at $207,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the period. Finally, Menta Capital LLC acquired a new position in Capella Education Company during the fourth quarter valued at $237,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.16% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barrington Research lifted their price target on shares of Capella Education Company from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capella Education Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capella Education Company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $90.20.

Capella Education Company 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.

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