News headlines about Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.854665956548 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on LAUR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price (down from $21.00) on shares of Laureate Education in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on shares of Laureate Education from $20.00 to $19.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on shares of Laureate Education from $18.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Laureate Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Laureate Education presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.28.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) opened at $12.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94. Laureate Education has a twelve month low of $10.46 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The company has a market cap of $2,437.08 and a P/E ratio of -8.55.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($1.02) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $983.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $972.59 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Laureate Education will post -1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Laureate Education

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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