Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) went up by 2.32% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Thursday’s trading session. The share price of the Education & Training Services giant went up by $10.15 to trade ended Thursday trading at $9.92. This is up from the $9.92 price recorded on Wednesday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, LAUR is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $17.50 and further from the lowest price target of $11.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been negative, with LAUR down by -42.36% year-to-date.
Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) started the day trading at $10.16 and recorded an intraday high of $10.43. It also recorded an intraday low of $9.9701 during Thursday’s trading session. Laureate Education Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is less than -10.91% of the average daily trading volume on Thursday. The stock’s trading volume on Thursday was 1009866, which is less than -10.91 of the total average daily trading volume of 1.12 million.
Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in LAUR’s stock price on Thursday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of LAUR currently stands at $21.66, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 53.14%. However, LAUR’s current trading price is -39.04% lower than the 52-week low price of $7.30. In terms of trading volume, Laureate Education Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 1009866 shares of Laureate Education Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Thursday, which is less than -10.91% of the 1.12 million average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. LAUR’s performance over the past one year has seen it plunge by -36.56%, while the stock has gone down by -43.07% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of LAUR currently stands at 3.47%, and it is down by -6.45% in the last month. The only positive figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads 3.57%. At the time of writing LAUR’s report, the company has a total market cap of $2.08B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Laureate Education Inc. also has over 50000 employees all over the world.
LAUR Insider Activities
The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 16.80%.For Laureate Education Inc. insiders bought 557,076 shares in 27 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 0 of their shares in 0 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Laureate Education Inc. now hold 3.83M shares, which is over 105.54% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the LAUR shares, as they control 1.82% of the company’s total stock.
LAUR Fundamental Analysis
For Laureate Education Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 1.19. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 0.87. The stock’s EPS growth this year is -70.40%, 15.60% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, Laureate Education Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is growing at 0.52, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 15.60% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Laureate Education Inc.’s stock currently stands at 4.30%. The gross margin of the company is 23.60%.
LAUR Analysts Prediction
Another analyst that has a Outperform rating for LAUR is Barrington Research, which set a price target of between $20 and $22. Barrington Research reiterate their Outperform position on the stock ($18 and $20) and Barclays reiterate their Equal Weight position on the stock ($17 and $15).
Analysts at Stifel believe that LAUR is Buy, and they have a price target of between $21 and $18.
At the moment, Laureate Education Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.63, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.55.
LAUR Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of LAUR currently stands at -2.62%, while the SMA50 is 4.96%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading -30.44% ahead of Thursday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 50.40, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 8.54.