Laureate Education (LAUR): JP Morgan Maintains “Overweight” Rating Today, Has a Target of $18.5/Share

May 23, 2018 - By James Guidry

Laureate Education (LAUR) Rating Reaffirmed

In an analyst report sent to clients and investors this morning, JP Morgan kept their “Overweight” rating on Laureate Education (LAUR) shares. The target price indicates a possible upside of 21.31 % from firm’s last stock 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) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. Piper Jaffray maintained Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) rating on Monday, December 4. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $19.0 target. Barrington maintained Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) rating on Thursday, March 22. Barrington has “Buy” rating and $1800 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, January 19. Barrington maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2000 target in Monday, May 14 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of LAUR in report on Tuesday, May 8 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) rating on Thursday, December 28. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $16.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by BMO Capital Markets.

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 $141.04 million 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, Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer” on May 16, 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 Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” with publication date: May 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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