EU: Laureate Education (LAUR) Stock Has Just Had Its Overweight Rating Reiterated by JP Morgan. Shares now Have a $18.5 Target

May 23, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

Laureate Education (LAUR) Rating Reaffirmed

EU: In an analyst report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, JP Morgan reiterated their Overweight rating on Laureate Education (LAUR) shares. They now have a $18.5 price target on the firm. JP Morgan’s target would suggest a potential upside of 21.31 % from the company’s current price.

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Laureate Education Inc (LAUR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Laureate Education Inc has $20.0 highest and $16.0 lowest target. $18.90’s average target is 23.93% above currents $15.25 stock price. Laureate Education Inc had 10 analyst reports since December 4, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, May 8 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) on Thursday, December 28 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 17 with “Buy”. Barrington maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2000 target in Monday, May 14 report. Barrington maintained the shares of LAUR in report on Thursday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LAUR in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, December 4 with “Buy”.

The stock increased 1.53% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $15.25. About 379,345 shares traded. Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) has declined 0.96% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.51% the S&P500.

Analysts await Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 125.00 % or $0.35 from last year’s $0.28 per share. LAUR’s profit will be $141.04M for 6.05 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Laureate Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -175.00 % EPS growth.

Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. The company has market cap of $3.41 billion. It operates through four divisions: LatAm, Europe, AMEA, and GPS. It has a 41.67 P/E ratio. The LatAm segment consists of campus institutions that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs; and offers online and hybrid courses and programs.

More recent Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Laureate Education Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 09, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Laureate Education’s (LAUR) CEO Eilif Serck-Hanssen on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Laureate Education, Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer” with publication date: May 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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