Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Laureate Education (LAUR) Stock Price

Press coverage about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.602613362863 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.28.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at $13.17 on Thursday. Laureate Education has a twelve month low of $10.46 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,440.00 and a PE ratio of -21.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94.

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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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