Laureate Education (LAUR) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.32

Press coverage about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) has trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3690496221827 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at 14.30 on Thursday. Laureate Education has a 12-month low of $12.12 and a 12-month high of $15.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $507.18 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.43. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.53.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.25). The business had revenue of $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.24 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Laureate Education will post ($0.89) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on LAUR shares. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up from $20.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Friday, July 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Friday, July 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.28.

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In other Laureate Education news, CEO Richard J. Patro sold 16,383 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.21, for a total transaction of $249,185.43. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Ricardo M. Berckemeyer sold 47,983 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.29, for a total value of $685,677.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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