Laureate Education Inc. [NASDAQ: LAUR] surged by $0.39 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $17.96 during the day while it closed the day at $17.54. The company report on September 22, 2021 that Laureate Education Announces Nasdaq Due Bill Trading Requirements For Special Cash Distribution.
Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) (the “Company”) announced that, in connection with the Company’s recently announced special cash distribution of $7.01 per share (the “Distribution”), Nasdaq has determined that the Company’s Class A common stock will trade with “due bills” representing an assignment of the right to receive the Distribution during the period from October 5, 2021 through and including October 29, 2021 (the “Due Bill Period”).
As previously announced, the special cash distribution equal to $7.01 per share of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock is scheduled to be paid on October 29, 2021 to each stockholder of record on October 6, 2021.
Laureate Education Inc. stock has also gained 0.23% of its value over the past 7 days. However, LAUR stock has inclined by 16.54% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 29.07% and gained 20.47% year-on date.
The market cap for LAUR stock reached $3.31 billion, with 191.99 million shares outstanding and 96.43 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 704.94K shares, LAUR reached a trading volume of 5053019 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LAUR shares is $18.70 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LAUR stock is a recommendation set at 1.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Laureate Education Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 24, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 08, 2020, representing the official price target for Laureate Education Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $20 to $22, while Barrington Research kept a Outperform rating on LAUR stock. On May 14, 2018, analysts increased their price target for LAUR shares from 18 to 20.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Laureate Education Inc. is set at 0.45, with the Price to Sales ratio for LAUR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.47, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.27. Price to Free Cash Flow for LAUR in the course of the last twelve months was 6.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.
LAUR stock trade performance evaluation
Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.23. With this latest performance, LAUR shares gained by 9.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 29.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 42.25% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LAUR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 72.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 74.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.96 for Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.74, while it was recorded at 17.31 for the last single week of trading, and 14.61 for the last 200 days.
Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.21 and a Gross Margin at +21.71. Laureate Education Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -31.26.
Return on Total Capital for LAUR is now 0.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -7.51. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -12.58, with Return on Assets sitting at -5.58. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 66.53. Additionally, LAUR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.95, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.47. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 60.37, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 36.25.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR] managed to generate an average of -$8,660 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.01 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.18.Laureate Education Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR] stock
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LAUR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Laureate Education Inc. go to 15.00%.
Laureate Education Inc. [LAUR]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $1,919 million, or 99.45% of LAUR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LAUR stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 18,365,726, which is approximately 18.565% of the company’s market cap and around 7.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 9,560,324 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $167.69 million in LAUR stocks shares; and KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P., currently with $157.85 million in LAUR stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Laureate Education Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 53 institutional holders increased their position in Laureate Education Inc. [NASDAQ:LAUR] by around 13,525,395 shares. Additionally, 78 investors decreased positions by around 12,957,837 shares, while 18 investors held positions by with 82,919,062 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 109,402,294 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LAUR stock had 13 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,587,425 shares, while 26 institutional investors sold positions of 2,648,124 shares during the same period.