Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.6343227385244 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have commented on LOPE. Zacks Investment Research cut Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine cut Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies increased their target price on Grand Canyon Education from $83.00 to $92.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up previously from $98.00) on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $98.40.

Shares of Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE) opened at $93.08 on Friday. Grand Canyon Education has a fifty-two week low of $56.40 and a fifty-two week high of $96.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.19, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.34.

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.05. Grand Canyon Education had a return on equity of 21.40% and a net margin of 19.32%. The business had revenue of $236.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $231.43 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Grand Canyon Education will post 3.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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