Media stories about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a news impact score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3876252032343 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on TAL shares. Macquarie started coverage on shares of TAL Education Group in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $27.50 price target for the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of TAL Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $22.17 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Benchmark Co. lifted their price target on shares of TAL Education Group to $22.83 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price target on shares of TAL Education Group to $31.67 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TAL Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. TAL Education Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.65.

Shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE TAL) traded up 0.68% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $174.76. 469,633 shares of the stock traded hands. TAL Education Group has a one year low of $59.20 and a one year high of $175.59. The stock has a market cap of $14.39 billion, a PE ratio of 119.78 and a beta of 0.26. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $145.98 and a 200 day moving average of $116.30. TAL Education Group’s stock is set to split before the market opens on Wednesday, August 16th. The 6-1 split was announced on Friday, January 1st. The newly minted shares will be issued to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, August 15th.

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.02. TAL Education Group had a net margin of 11.14% and a return on equity of 19.47%. The business had revenue of $321.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $306.46 million. The company’s revenue was up 65.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that TAL Education Group will post $1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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TAL Education Group Company Profile

TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter.

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