Short Interest Coverage: Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Short Interest Increased By 26.41%

November 30, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Coverage: Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Short Interest Increased By 26.41%

The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) registered an increase of 26.41% in short interest. CPLA’s total short interest was 161,800 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 26.41% from 128,000 shares, reported previously. With 129,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their CPLA’s short positions. The short interest to Capella Education Company’s float is 1.55%. The stock closed at $87.25 during the last session. It is down 57.24% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.01% the S&P500.

Capella Education Company is an online postsecondary education services company. The company has a market cap of $1.02 billion. The Company’s academic programs are delivered through its subsidiary, Capella University , which is an online academic institution offering online postsecondary education services primarily to working adults. It has a 24.44 P/E ratio. The Firm also offers educational programming through its other subsidiaries, including Arden University, Ltd., which is a well-known provider of United Kingdom university distance learning qualifications that markets, develops and delivers these programs across the world; Sophia Learning LLC (Sophia), which supports self-paced learning; Capella Learning Solutions (CLS), provides online training solutions and services to corporate partners, which are delivered through the Company’s online learning platform, and Hackbright Academy, which is a non-degree software engineering school for women.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.24, from 1.23 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 14 funds sold all Capella Education Company shares owned while 38 reduced positions. 12 funds bought stakes while 52 increased positions. They now own 9.13 million shares or 12.56% less from 10.44 million shares in 2016Q1.
Blackrock Advisors Limited accumulated 0% or 5,380 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 5,676 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio has 14,400 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Citigroup Incorporated last reported 11,959 shares in the company. Moreover, Kbc Grp Inc Nv has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 2,140 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 23,272 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Company accumulated 3,175 shares or 0% of the stock. Bancshares Of Mellon Corp last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Alliancebernstein L P has 39,581 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Swiss Bank & Trust holds 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 19,200 shares. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Co Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 3,200 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Tudor Invest Et Al, a Connecticut-based fund reported 10,795 shares. Ls Advsrs Llc accumulated 0% or 364 shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Company Na owns 283,516 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since August 17, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.49 million net activity. GILLIGAN J KEVIN also sold $1.00 million worth of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) shares. Polacek Steven L. sold $179,428 worth of stock. The insider Tukua Darrell R sold 5,000 shares worth $306,150.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Capella Education has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of CPLA in a report on Wednesday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 18 by Credit Suisse. Barrington Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $70 target price in Wednesday, October 26 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 18 by First Analysis.

CPLA Company Profile

Capella Education Company, incorporated on December 27, 1991, is an online postsecondary education services company. The Company’s academic programs are delivered through its subsidiary, Capella University (the University), which is an online academic institution offering online postsecondary education services primarily to working adults. The University offers a variety of doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs in the public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, behavioral health and human services, business management and information technology, and education markets. The University offers over 1,840 online courses and approximately 50 academic programs with over 160 specializations to nearly 37,000 learners. The Company’s subsidiary, DevMountain, LLC, is involved in software coding industry.

More notable recent Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Capella Education Company Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on October 25, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Hackbright Academy Joins Capella Education Company to Further Goal of Closing …” published on April 22, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Capella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results” on July 26, 2016. More interesting news about Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Capella Education Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results” published on February 11, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Capella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results” with publication date: April 26, 2016.

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