Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Laureate Education (LAUR) Share Price

Headlines about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 44.861034770892 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on LAUR shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (down from $21.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.28.

Shares of Laureate Education (LAUR) traded down $0.30 on Monday, reaching $13.90. 676,020 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 509,601. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. Laureate Education has a twelve month low of $10.46 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The stock has a market cap of $2,600.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -23.17.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.61) by ($0.41). Laureate Education had a negative net margin of 1.47% and a negative return on equity of 2.66%. The company had revenue of $983.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $972.59 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Laureate Education will post -1.58 EPS for the current year.

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About Laureate Education

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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