During the last session, Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR)’s traded shares were 0.44 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.81. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $15.61, reflecting an intraday loss of -1.58% or -$0.25. The 52-week high for the LAUR share is $16.18, that puts it down -3.65 from that peak though still a striking 24.47% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $11.79. The company’s market capitalization is $2.92B, and the average trade volume was 542.73K shares over the past three months.
Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 1.00. LAUR has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 1 analysts who have looked at this stock. 0 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 1 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $0.13.
Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) trade information
Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) registered a -1.58% downside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock plummet -1.58% in intraday trading to $15.61 this Friday, 09/03/21, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -2.38%, and it has moved by 1.04% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 24.48%.
The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $17.00, which implies an increase of 8.18% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $17.00 and $17.00 respectively. As a result, LAUR is trading at a discount of -8.9% off the target high and -8.9% off the low.
Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) estimates and forecasts
Statistics show that Laureate Education Inc. has outperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) shares have gone up 12.95% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate more than the industry average at 45.70% against 15.70. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2021. Revenue is predicted to grow 108.80% this quarter and then jump 102.90% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 1.80% compared to the previous financial year.
Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $327.58 million as predicted by 1 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 1 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $245.7 million by the end of Sep 2021. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $786.42 million and $243.5 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -58.30% and then jump by 0.90% in the coming quarter.
An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 4.70%. While earnings are projected to return -122.50% in 2021, the next five years will return 15.00% per annum.
Laureate Education Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings between November 03 and November 08. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.
Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR)’s Major holders
Laureate Education Inc. insiders own 2.60% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 99.45%, with the float percentage being 102.10%. FMR, LLC is the largest shareholder of the company, while 207 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2021, the company held over 15.49 million shares (or 12.67% of all shares), a total value of $210.51 million in shares.
The next largest institutional holding, with 9.56 million shares, is of Van Berkom & Associates Inc.’s that is approximately 7.82% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2021, these shares were valued at $129.91 million.
Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) shares are Delaware Ivy High Income Fund and Variable Insurance Products Fund-Growth Portfolio. Data provided on Dec 30, 2020 indicates that Delaware Ivy High Income Fund owns about 5.11 million shares. This amounts to just over 4.18 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $74.37 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 3.46 million, or about 2.83% of the stock, which is worth about $47.61 million.