NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Capella Education Company (Nasdaq: CPLA) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it traded at $50.22 compared with its previous 52-Week low of $51.66. Capella is changing hands at $50.48 with 24,058 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 238,200 shares over the past 30 days. Capella has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Capella Education Company, through its subsidiary, Capella University, provides online post-secondary education services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.4.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capella as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Capella Ratings Report.

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