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

Headlines about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.669786105583 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Laureate Education (LAUR) opened at $15.67 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2,940.00 and a PE ratio of -26.12. 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 one year low of $10.46 and a one year high of $18.96.

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

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Barclays cut their price target on shares of Laureate Education from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on shares of Laureate Education from $20.00 to $19.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average 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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