News stories about 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 2U earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.8426765553026 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.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- 2U Inc (TWOU) Share Price Above Rising Trendline – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume (highlightpress.com)
- 2U, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TWOU-US : August 15, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Active Stock on Watch: 2U Inc (TWOU) – Sparta Review (spartareview.com)
- Why You Should Still Hold 2U, Inc. (TWOU) Stock Today – StockNewsGazette (stocknewsgazette.com)
TWOU has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of 2U from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of 2U from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. upped their price objective on shares of 2U from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. KeyCorp restated an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of 2U in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of 2U from $49.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.60.
Shares of 2U (NASDAQ TWOU) opened at 47.94 on Friday. 2U has a 52-week low of $29.23 and a 52-week high of $52.94. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.30 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $48.52 and its 200 day moving average is $42.55.
In related news, Director Mark Chernis sold 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.12, for a total value of $198,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 19,825 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $874,679. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
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2U, Inc is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company’s clients’ programs.
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