Laureate Education (LAUR) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9709687117575 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Laureate Education (LAUR) opened at $14.87 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,019.66 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.78. Laureate Education has a 52-week low of $10.46 and a 52-week high of $18.96. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.61) by ($0.41). The firm 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%. Laureate Education’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Laureate Education will post -1.58 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have commented on LAUR shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.50 target price on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 target price on shares of Laureate Education and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Barclays lowered their target price on shares of Laureate Education from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, November 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Laureate Education has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.07.

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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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