GSA Capital Partners LLP Buys New Stake in Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)

GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 27,881 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LAUR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Laureate Education by 151.2% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 167,241 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,932,000 after purchasing an additional 100,668 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in Laureate Education during the second quarter valued at $807,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in Laureate Education by 45.1% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 158,950 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,786,000 after purchasing an additional 49,371 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its position in Laureate Education by 61.2% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,532 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 3,240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank bought a new stake in Laureate Education during the second quarter valued at about $926,000. Institutional investors own 28.36% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at $14.21 on Friday. Laureate Education Inc has a twelve month low of $10.46 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,670.00 and a PE ratio of -23.68.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $983.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $972.59 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Laureate Education Inc will post -1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

LAUR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (down from $21.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine cut Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 price target on Laureate Education and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price target on Laureate Education from $20.00 to $19.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Laureate Education presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.82.

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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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