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 most optimistic price target was 100, implying a possible profit of 42.65 percent. The lowest price target was 87, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.69 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CPLA to grow at a rate of 2.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CPLA has a PEG ratio of 8.82.

CPLA has a 52-week high of 99.25 and a 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.81879 billion. CPLA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.