Media stories about Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strayer Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 44.9367963820022 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Strayer Education (STRA) traded up $0.58 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $91.29. 102,333 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 109,599. The company has a market cap of $1,013.00, a P/E ratio of 26.08 and a beta of 0.91. Strayer Education has a 12-month low of $71.31 and a 12-month high of $100.72.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $102.25.

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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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