News articles about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6028653278183 out of 100, indicating that recent news 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’s scoring:
- Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- Analysts See $0.31 EPS for Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) – NMSU Hеrаld (nmsuherald.com)
- Technical Indicators should not be overlooked on Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Laureate Education Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on LAUR. ValuEngine raised shares of Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.86.
Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, March 20th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.19. Laureate Education had a negative net margin of 1.47% and a negative return on equity of 2.66%. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Laureate Education will post -1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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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