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.

CPLA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 100, which equates to a potential upside of 42.65 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 87, implying a possible loss of 24.11 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -6.25 percent. That number becomes -6.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.69 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.69 percent.

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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CPLA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 23.24 percent above the 52-week low, and 29.37 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.