Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact TAL Education Group (TAL) Stock Price

News stories about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7781247847589 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) traded down $1.32 during trading on Friday, hitting $31.08. The stock had a trading volume of 7,906,492 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,406,637. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market capitalization of $15,193.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 129.50, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.19. TAL Education Group has a twelve month low of $12.34 and a twelve month high of $36.16.

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) last posted 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). The business had revenue of $455.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $441.18 million. TAL Education Group had a return on equity of 18.17% and a net margin of 9.90%. The company’s revenue was up 68.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that TAL Education Group will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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About TAL Education Group

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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