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, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

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 below the high by 29.37 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.