Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Clearly Signals Buy-Into the Stock: Don’t ignore the signals

With 0.7 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.75 million shares. During the session, the Education & Training Services company that operates in wider Consumer Defensive sector, reached to the highest price of $16.31 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $16.12. The 52-week range on LAUR shows that it touched its highest point at $16.45 and its lowest point at $10.76 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $17.67. LAUR paid its most recent dividend on 1699920000, while the ex-dividend date for that was 1699920000. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.78.

Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of LAUR was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -0.18%, but this was up by 17.62% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 25.79% while six-month performance rose 25.50%. The stock gained 43.19% in the past year, while it has gained 18.82% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for LAUR yields 0.78 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.57. For the next quarter, that number is 0.63. This implies an EPS growth rate of 77.59% for this year and 19.18% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 15.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 13.28%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 157.59 million LAUR shares are outstanding with a float of 127.61 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-04-30, short shares totaled 4.82 million, which was 311.0 higher than short shares on 1711584000. In addition to Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen as the firm’s President, CEO & Director, Mr. Richard M. Buskirk serves as its Senior VP & CFO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.89542997 of LAUR’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

An Overview of Recent Financials:

Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on 2024-03-31, LAUR reported revenue of $275372000.0 and operating income of $11129000.0. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $40307000.0 and diluted EPS was -$0.07.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for LAUR since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.