Strayer Education (STRA) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Hold”

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on STRA. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $87.00 price target on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine lowered Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $102.25.

Shares of Strayer Education (STRA) opened at $92.04 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,027.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.30 and a beta of 0.91. Strayer Education has a 12-month low of $71.31 and a 12-month high of $100.72.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Strayer Education during the 4th quarter valued at $190,000. US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Strayer Education by 40.2% during the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,248 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $201,000 after purchasing an additional 645 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Strayer Education during the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Strayer Education during the 3rd quarter valued at $203,000. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Strayer Education during the 3rd quarter valued at $208,000. 94.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Strayer Education Company Profile

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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