2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has a beta value of 0.81 and has seen 3,255,237 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $2.67 Billion, closed the last trade at $41.49 per share which meant it lost -$0.92 on the day or -2.17% during that session. The TWOU stock price is -19.21% off its 52-week high price of $49.46 and 72.26% above the 52-week low of $11.51. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 2.76 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.9 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that 2U, Inc. (TWOU) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.1. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 5 out of 14 have rated it as a Hold, with 8 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.25.
2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) trade information
Despite being -2.17% in the red today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Wednesday, Aug 05 when the TWOU stock price touched $49.46- or saw a rise of 16.11%. Year-to-date, 2U, Inc. shares have moved 72.95%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -11.9%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) have changed 6.03%. Short interest in the company has seen 11.9 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 6.26.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $51, which means that the shares’ value could jump 22.92% from current levels. The projected low price target is $40 while the price target rests at a high of $65. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +56.66% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -3.59% from current levels.
2U, Inc. (TWOU) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that 2U, Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +63.8% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -4.27%, compared to 3.7% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 39% and 61.1% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +29.4%.
13 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $188.72 Million for the current quarter. 13 have an estimated revenue figure of $196.65 Million for the next quarter concluding in December 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $153.8 Million and $163.18 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 22.7% for the current quarter and 20.5% for the next.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -33.4% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest -458.1% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 25%.
2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU)’s Major holders
Insiders own 3.12% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 110.09% with a share float percentage of 113.64%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with 2U, Inc. having a total of 254 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are ARK Investment Management, LLC with over 6.76 Million shares worth more than $143.42 Million. As of March 30, 2020, ARK Investment Management, LLC held 10.49% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC, with the holding of over 5.76 Million shares as of March 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $122.22 Million and represent 8.94% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are ARK ETF Tr-ARK Innovation ETF and First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index (SM) Fund. As of April 29, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 8.06% shares in the company for having 5192330 shares of worth $123.32 Million while later fund manager owns 3.77 Million shares of worth $79.96 Million as of March 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 5.85% of company’s outstanding stock.