Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds
News headlines about Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7065260482111 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on LOPE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Grand Canyon Education from $85.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and set a $103.00 target price (up previously from $98.00) on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $100.80.
Shares of Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) traded up $1.96 on Monday, reaching $90.80. 197,169 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 191,061. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.36. Grand Canyon Education has a twelve month low of $56.52 and a twelve month high of $96.15. The stock has a market cap of $4,370.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.35.
Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.05. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 19.32% and a return on equity of 21.40%. The business had revenue of $236.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $231.43 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.62 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Grand Canyon Education will post 3.9 EPS for the current year.
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About Grand Canyon Education
Grand Canyon Education, Inc is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees.
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