A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR):

  • 11/20/2017 – Laureate Education had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $17.00 to $15.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 11/16/2017 – Laureate Education was given a new $18.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/15/2017 – Laureate Education was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Laureate Education, Inc. is a degree-granting higher education institutions. The company offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs. Laureate Education, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. “
  • 11/10/2017 – Laureate Education had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $16.50 price target on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Laureate Education was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 11/9/2017 – Laureate Education had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $18.00 to $17.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 11/9/2017 – Laureate Education had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $20.00 to $19.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 11/9/2017 – Laureate Education had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $21.00.
  • 11/1/2017 – Laureate Education was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Laureate Education, Inc. is a degree-granting higher education institutions. The company offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs. Laureate Education, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. “

Shares of Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ LAUR) opened at $11.63 on Friday. Laureate Education Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.46 and a 52 week high of $18.96. 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 (NASDAQ:LAUR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.61) by ($0.41). Laureate Education had a negative return on equity of 2.66% and a negative net margin of 1.47%. The company had revenue of $983.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $972.59 million. The firm’s revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Laureate Education Inc. will post -1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, COO Ricardo M. Berckemeyer sold 47,983 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.29, for a total transaction of $685,677.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 13.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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