Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 26th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share by the health services provider on Monday, September 18th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st.

Strayer Education (STRA) opened at 78.30 on Thursday. Strayer Education has a one year low of $44.63 and a one year high of $95.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $837.89 million, a PE ratio of 24.32 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $84.00 and its 200-day moving average is $84.58.

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

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A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on STRA. BidaskClub lowered Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Strayer Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $87.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, First Analysis upped their target price on Strayer Education from $76.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.75.

Strayer Education Company 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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