News coverage about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) has been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.5321228481042 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Santa Fe art college showing signs of decay, students say (kob.com)
- Top Executives Ditching Bill Clinton (theblacksphere.net)
- Daily Technical Summary Reports on Education & Training Services Stocks — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Laureate … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Santa Fe University of Art and Design resembling ‘a ghost town’ (santafenewmexican.com)
- Loring Ward Hosts 23rd Annual National Education Conference (itbusinessnet.com)
Shares of Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) opened at 14.01 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $14.48 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.48. Laureate Education has a 52 week low of $12.12 and a 52 week high of $15.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.36 billion and a P/E ratio of 197.32.
Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by ($0.25). The firm had revenue of $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.24 billion. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Laureate Education will post ($0.89) EPS for the current year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up from $20.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Laureate Education currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.28.
In related news, CEO Richard J. Patro sold 16,383 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total value of $249,185.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Ricardo M. Berckemeyer sold 47,983 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.29, for a total value of $685,677.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 13.10% of the company’s stock.
Laureate Education Company Profile
Laureate Education, Inc provides higher education programs and services to students through an international network of licensed universities and higher education institutions (institutions). The Company’s programs are provided through institutions that are campus-based and Internet-based, or through electronically distributed educational programs (online).
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