Laureate Education (LAUR) Earning Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8480477586615 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

LAUR has been the topic of several research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (down previously from $21.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.50 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 target price on Laureate Education and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Barclays cut their target price on Laureate Education from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.82.

Shares of Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at $12.94 on Friday. Laureate Education has a 12 month low of $10.46 and a 12 month high of $18.96. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.61) by ($0.41). Laureate Education had a negative return on equity of 2.66% and a negative net margin of 1.47%. The company had revenue of $983.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $972.59 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Laureate Education will post -1.58 earnings per share for the current 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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