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.

Several price targets were given for CPLA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 100, implying potential capital gains of 42.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 87, which equates to a potential downside of 24.11 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -6.25 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -6.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.69 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.69 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CPLA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, CPLA has achieved a high of 99.25 and a low of 56.88. Currently the stock is 23.24 percent higher than its low, and 29.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. CPLA has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.