News headlines about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.4933305898357 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Nobel laureate Malala visits hometown for first time since attack (upi.com)
- Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Laureate Education (LAUR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Credit Suisse Group Trims Laureate Education (LAUR) Target Price to $19.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Laureate Education (LAUR) Price Target Cut to $17.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Latest: Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home (nydailynews.com)
LAUR traded up $0.26 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $13.86. 275,381 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 401,427. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05. Laureate Education has a 12-month low of $10.46 and a 12-month high of $18.96. The company has a market cap of $2,578.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.55, a P/E/G ratio of 4.12 and a beta of 0.73.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on LAUR shares. ValuEngine lowered Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. One 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 company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.86.
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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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