News stories about Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8822245211005 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Grand Canyon Education stock traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $105.73. 221,099 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 259,704. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,086.63, a PE ratio of 25.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.57, a current ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06. Grand Canyon Education has a twelve month low of $66.34 and a twelve month high of $109.82.
Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $271.42 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $268.42 million. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 20.87% and a return on equity of 21.20%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.01 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Grand Canyon Education will post 4.7 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on LOPE shares. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $102.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a report on Friday, December 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.60.
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About Grand Canyon Education
Grand Canyon Education, Inc is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees.
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