Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 11.66% from the stock’s current price.
Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (down previously from $21.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.50 price objective on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 price objective on Laureate Education and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Barclays lowered their price objective on 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. Finally, ValuEngine raised Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.98.
Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at $16.12 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,020.00 and a P/E ratio of -26.87. 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 1-year low of $10.46 and a 1-year high of $18.96.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in shares of Laureate Education by 61.2% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,532 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 3,240 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of Laureate Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $122,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its stake in shares of Laureate Education by 91.2% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 19,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $344,000 after acquiring an additional 9,349 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of Laureate Education by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 86,551 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,517,000 after acquiring an additional 9,477 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Laureate Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $138,000. 28.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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