The stock of Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) has seen a 4.75% increase in the past week, with a -5.17% drop in the past month, and a -3.38% decrease in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.23%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.69% for LAUR. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.68% for LAUR’s stock, with a 9.40% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Is It Worth Investing in Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ: LAUR) Right Now?
Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ: LAUR) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 20.61x compared to its average ratio, and the 36-month beta value for LAUR is at 0.69. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price suggested by analysts for LAUR is $17.50, which is $4.39 above the current market price. The public float for LAUR is 127.26M, and currently, shorts hold a 3.67% of that float. The average trading volume for LAUR on November 16, 2023 was 733.41K shares.
LAUR) stock’s latest price update
The stock of Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ: LAUR) has decreased by -2.09 when compared to last closing price of 13.39. Despite this, the company has experienced a 4.75% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Seeking Alpha reported 2023-11-05 that Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR ) Q3 2023 Earnings Conference Call November 2, 2023 8:30 AM ET Company Participants Eilif Serck-Hanssen – President & CEO Rick Buskirk – CFO Adam Morse – SVP, Finance Operator Good day, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Third Quarter 2023 Laureate Education Inc., Earnings Conference Call.
Analysts’ Opinion of LAUR
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LAUR stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for LAUR by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LAUR in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $20 based on the research report published on October 06, 2023 of the current year 2023.
LAUR Trading at -1.17% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought LAUR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.70% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.23%, as shares sank -9.27% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.43% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, LAUR fell by -0.61%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +19.40% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $13.81. In addition, Laureate Education Inc saw 43.63% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LAUR starting from Sinkfield Richard Harvey III, who sale 1,800 shares at the price of $14.27 back on Aug 14. After this action, Sinkfield Richard Harvey III now owns 66,971 shares of Laureate Education Inc, valued at $25,685 using the latest closing price.
Sinkfield Richard Harvey III, the CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER of Laureate Education Inc, sale 9,092 shares at $14.03 during a trade that took place back on Aug 09, which means that Sinkfield Richard Harvey III is holding 68,771 shares at $127,583 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for LAUR
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +21.75 for the present operating margin
- +26.96 for the gross margin
The net margin for Laureate Education Inc stands at +4.94. The total capital return value is set at 17.24, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.15. Equity return is now at value 11.39, with 4.98 for asset returns.
Based on Laureate Education Inc (LAUR), the company’s capital structure generated 83.48 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 45.50. Total debt to assets is 32.86, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 71.22. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 38.82.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.87, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.30. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.41 and the total asset turnover is 0.59. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.59.
In conclusion, Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) has had a mixed performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.