Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA):

  • 12/5/2017 – Strayer Education was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 12/4/2017 – Strayer Education had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $96.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/1/2017 – Strayer Education was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/30/2017 – Strayer Education was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Strayer Education’s convenient, accessible and flexible educational programs are designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. Strayer University is reducing the cost of its programs in order to enhance their affordability. Moreover, the acquisition of New York Code and Design Academy is encouraging, given the high demand for web and applications software development professionals.Importantly, Strayer and Capella decided to merge in an all-stock deal of equal transactions, expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. Post completion, Strayer’s shareholders will own approximately 52% of the combined company. The merger is expected to ensure student success, positive employment outcomes and be accretive to Strayer’s earnings by 20% to 25% by 2019. However, tuition cuts and an unfavorable mix of students toward lower undergraduate tuition have resulted in declining revenue per student over the past few quarters.”
  • 11/29/2017 – Strayer Education was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Strayer and Capella decided to merge in an all-stock deal of equal transactions, expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. Post completion, Strayer’s shareholders will own approximately 52% of the combined company. The merger is expected to ensure student success, positive employment outcomes and be accretive to Strayer’s earnings by 20% to 25% by 2019. The combined entity is expected to have lower corporate expenses which the companies believe will enable them to offer more affordable programs. Meanwhile, Strayer University is reducing the cost of its programs in order to enhance their affordability. Moreover, the addition of New York Code and Design Academy is expected to boost growth, given the high demand for web and applications software development professionals.”
  • 11/1/2017 – Strayer Education had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/31/2017 – Strayer Education had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $118.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $99.00.
  • 10/17/2017 – Strayer Education had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Strayer Education Inc (STRA) opened at $91.45 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,020.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.64 and a beta of 0.89. Strayer Education Inc has a 52 week low of $71.31 and a 52 week high of $100.72.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The health services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $108.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $107.54 million. Strayer Education had a net margin of 8.52% and a return on equity of 17.27%. Strayer Education’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Strayer Education Inc will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.09%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 1st. Strayer Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.57%.

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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