Analyst Ratings for Capella Education Co. (CPLA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Capella Education Co. (NASDAQ:CPLA) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, CPLA received an average rating of Overweight.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave CPLA a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CPLA. The maximum price target given was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 42.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 87, which equates to a potential downside of 24.11 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -6.25 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.25 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.69 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.69 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CPLA to grow at a rate of 2.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CPLA has a PEG ratio of 8.82.

CPLA has traded between a high of 99.25 and a low of 56.88 over the past year. Currently the stock is 23.24 percent higher than its low, and 29.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. CPLA has a price/earnings ratio of 19.94. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CPLA value stock report compares CPLA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CPLA is $0.81879 billion. CPLA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.