Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0193414655748 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR) traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $12.68. The stock had a trading volume of 690,370 shares, compared to its average volume of 621,832. Laureate Education has a fifty-two week low of $10.46 and a fifty-two week 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.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last posted 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $972.59 million. Laureate Education’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Laureate Education will post -1.58 earnings per share for the current year.

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