TAL Education Group (TAL) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.9442951934131 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on TAL shares. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.30 price objective (up from $29.10) on shares of TAL Education Group in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut TAL Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Deutsche Bank started coverage on TAL Education Group in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine cut TAL Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Macquarie cut TAL Education Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.55.

Shares of TAL Education Group (TAL) traded down $0.86 during trading on Thursday, hitting $32.40. The company had a trading volume of 2,971,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,888,447. The company has a current ratio of 1.14, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. TAL Education Group has a twelve month low of $12.34 and a twelve month high of $36.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,970.00, a PE ratio of 129.60, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.19.

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.02). TAL Education Group had a return on equity of 18.17% and a net margin of 9.90%. The company had revenue of $455.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $441.18 million. The firm’s revenue was up 68.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that TAL Education Group will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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TAL Education Group Company Profile

TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter.

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