AHL Partners LLP acquired a new position in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 7,485 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $698,000. AHL Partners LLP owned approximately 0.07% of Strayer Education at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of STRA. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Strayer Education by 15.1% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,680 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $157,000 after purchasing an additional 221 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of Strayer Education by 79.8% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,068 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 918 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Strayer Education by 7.0% in the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 2,438 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $196,000 after purchasing an additional 159 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Strayer Education in the 2nd quarter worth $202,000. Finally, M&T Bank Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Strayer Education in the 2nd quarter worth $212,000. 93.04% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) opened at 89.62 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $84.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $85.91. Strayer Education, Inc. has a 52-week low of $45.11 and a 52-week high of $95.74. The firm has a market cap of $959.02 million, a PE ratio of 27.84 and a beta of 0.95.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The health services provider reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $112.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.68 million. Strayer Education had a return on equity of 17.65% and a net margin of 7.90%. Strayer Education’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.72 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Strayer Education, Inc. will post $3.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $87.00 price objective on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Strayer Education from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $94.00.

Strayer Education Profile

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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