Zacks: RYB Education (RYB) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of RYB Education (NYSE:RYB) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price target of $19.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned RYB Education an industry rank of 171 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

RYB has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley lowered RYB Education from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded RYB Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in RYB. Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new position in RYB Education in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $464,000. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its holdings in RYB Education by 138.1% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 50,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $844,000 after acquiring an additional 29,000 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in RYB Education in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,386,000. 5.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE RYB traded down $0.43 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $16.23. The stock had a trading volume of 193,088 shares, compared to its average volume of 307,453. RYB Education has a 52-week low of $15.50 and a 52-week high of $31.80.

RYB Education (NYSE:RYB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $39.06 million during the quarter. sell-side analysts predict that RYB Education will post 0.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

RYB Education Company Profile

RYB Education, Inc provides early childhood education services in China. It offers kindergarten preschool educational services to 2-6-year-old children; and play-and-learn centers services for the joint participation of 0-6-year-old children and their families to promote children's development and prepare them for kindergartens and primary schools.

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