News headlines about 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 2U earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.6661716697906 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- 2U, Inc. (TWOU) Is Attracting Massive Concentrations By Volume Analysis – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co LLC Has Lowered Position in 2U INC … – NMSU Hеrаld (nmsuherald.com)
- As 2U INC Com Usd0.001 (TWOU) Shares Rose, Holder Gilder … – Gоldmаn Blоg (blog) (goldmanblog.com)
- 2U, Inc. (TWOU) crosses above SMA-50 with 18.74% – The Stocks News (press release) (thestocksnews.com)
- $91.39 Million in Sales Expected for 2U Inc (TWOU) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of TWOU stock opened at $88.77 on Wednesday. 2U has a 52-week low of $36.18 and a 52-week high of $90.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 4.28 and a current ratio of 4.28.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on TWOU shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of 2U in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 2U from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 12th. Macquarie started coverage on shares of 2U in a report on Thursday, December 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $71.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp restated an “overweight” rating and set a $90.00 target price (up from $83.00) on shares of 2U in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of 2U from $74.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $84.45.
In other 2U news, Director Timothy M. Haley sold 45,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.67, for a total transaction of $3,990,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,508 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $399,724.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mark Chernis sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.65, for a total value of $856,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 64,620 shares of company stock valued at $5,453,084 in the last ninety days. 8.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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2U, Inc is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company’s clients’ programs.
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