Market Analysts see 2U Inc. [TWOU] falling to $9. Time to buy?


2U Inc. [NASDAQ: TWOU] closed the trading session at $10.92 on 06/29/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $10.58, while the highest price level was $11.81. The company report on May 18, 2022 that 2U and edX Announce Two University Advisory Councils.

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University and digital transformation leaders from top nonprofit higher education institutions to help further the company’s mission.

2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), the parent company of leading global online learning platform edX, today announced the creation of two university councils to guide the organization in its mission to unlock human potential through high-quality, affordable online higher education.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -45.59 percent and weekly performance of 15.68 percent. The stock has been moved at -45.73 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 8.23 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -19.47 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.81M shares, TWOU reached to a volume of 7807254 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 2U Inc. [TWOU]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for TWOU shares is $17.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on TWOU stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for 2U Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on May 25, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cantor Fitzgerald raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on March 30, 2022, representing the official price target for 2U Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for 2U Inc. is set at 0.93, with the Price to Sales ratio for TWOU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.27, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.93.

TWOU stock trade performance evaluation

2U Inc. [TWOU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 15.68. With this latest performance, TWOU shares gained by 8.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -45.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -74.05% 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 TWOU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.01, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.41 for 2U Inc. [TWOU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.75, while it was recorded at 9.99 for the last single week of trading, and 18.03 for the last 200 days.

2U Inc. [TWOU]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and 2U Inc. [TWOU] shares currently have an operating margin of -16.14 and a Gross Margin at +71.52. 2U Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -20.60.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -22.01, with Return on Assets sitting at -10.66.

2U Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for 2U Inc. [TWOU] 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 TWOU. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for 2U Inc. go to 20.00%.

2U Inc. [TWOU]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $755 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of TWOU stocks are: ARK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 9,186,461, which is approximately 2.648% of the company’s market cap and around 4.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 7,013,123 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $65.22 million in TWOU stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $59.29 million in TWOU stock with ownership of nearly -0.463% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in 2U Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 123 institutional holders increased their position in 2U Inc. [NASDAQ:TWOU] by around 12,847,789 shares. Additionally, 133 investors decreased positions by around 15,018,464 shares, while 30 investors held positions by with 53,299,071 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 81,165,324 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. TWOU stock had 44 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,739,174 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 9,559,489 shares during the same period.