News coverage about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) has trended positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.0997237302747 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Form 4 LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. For: Sep 13 Filed by: Serck-Hanssen Eilif – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- Laureate Education : Announces CEO Transition Plan (4-traders.com)
- Laureate Education’s founder and CEO to step down at end of year (baltimoresun.com)
- Laureate’s incoming CEO on opportunity: ‘We are in a category of one’ (bizjournals.com)
Shares of Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) opened at 14.37 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.72 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.85. Laureate Education has a 12 month low of $12.12 and a 12 month high of $15.20. The company has a market cap of $2.42 billion and a PE ratio of 231.77.
Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share 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 analyst estimates of $1.24 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Laureate Education will post ($0.82) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on LAUR. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.10.
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In related news, COO Ricardo M. Berckemeyer sold 47,983 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.29, for a total transaction of $685,677.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Richard J. Patro sold 16,383 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total transaction of $249,185.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About Laureate Education
Laureate Education, Inc operates a network of degree-granting higher education institution. The Company operates in four segments: Latin America (LatAm); Europe; Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and Global Products and Services (GPS). The Company’s network includes approximately 70 institutions in over 25 countries on over 200 campuses, which the Company collectively refer to as the Laureate International Universities network.
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