NASDAQ:LAUR - Laureate Education Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$15.18 -0.15 (-0.98 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$15.18
Today's Range$15.06 - $15.51
52-Week Range$10.46 - $16.99
Volume406,586 shs
Average Volume665,724 shs
Market Capitalization$3.40 billion
P/E Ratio-12.65
Dividend YieldN/A
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. It operates through six segments: Brazil, Mexico, Andean & Iberian, Central America & U.S. Campuses, EMEAA, and Online & Partnerships. The company offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. It also operates online institutions that offer professionally-oriented degree programs primarily for the working adults with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Laureate Education, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wengen Alberta, Limited Partnership.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Educational services
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.32
Current Ratio1.02
Quick Ratio1.02


Trailing P/E Ratio-12.65
Forward P/E Ratio22.32
P/E Growth1.86

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.38 billion
Price / Sales0.78
Cash Flow$1.9023 per share
Price / Cash7.98
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$91.46 million
Net Margins11.22%
Return on Equity13.74%
Return on Assets3.27%


Outstanding Shares224,030,000
Market Cap$3.40 billion

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laureate Education's stock symbol?

Laureate Education trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LAUR."

How were Laureate Education's earnings last quarter?

Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.30. The firm earned $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. Laureate Education had a net margin of 11.22% and a return on equity of 13.74%. Laureate Education's revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.28 earnings per share. View Laureate Education's Earnings History.

When is Laureate Education's next earnings date?

Laureate Education is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Laureate Education.

What price target have analysts set for LAUR?

10 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Laureate Education's stock. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Laureate Education's share price to reach $18.55 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Laureate Education.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laureate Education?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laureate Education in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Laureate Education.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Laureate Education stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Laureate Education stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Laureate Education, Inc. is a degree-granting higher education institutions. The company offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs. Laureate Education, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. " (10/17/2018)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We believe the revenue shortfall versus our forecast was due to a greater‐than‐expected impact from changes in accounting rules. During the quarter, the company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2014‐ 19, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which had a negative impact of $2.3 million. We had expected a negative impact of $1 million." (4/27/2018)

Are investors shorting Laureate Education?

Laureate Education saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 2,506,925 shares, an increase of 48.0% from the August 31st total of 1,693,757 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 488,988 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.1 days. Approximately 3.4% of the company's shares are short sold. View Laureate Education's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Laureate Education's key competitors?

Who are Laureate Education's key executives?

Laureate Education's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Ricardo Berckemeyer, Pres & COO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Jean-Jacques Charhon, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Richard J. Patro, Chief Information Officer (Age 57)
  • Ms. Victoria Elizabeth Silbey, Sr. VP, Sec. & Chief Legal Officer (Age 54)

When did Laureate Education IPO?

(LAUR) raised $536 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, February 1st 2017. The company issued 29,000,000 shares at $17.00-$20.00 per share. Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Macquarie Capital, J.P. Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup, KKR and Goldman Sachs served as the underwriters for the IPO and Baird, Barrington Research, Piper Jaffray, Stifel, William Blair, Bradesco BBI and BTG Pactual were co-managers.

Who are Laureate Education's major shareholders?

Laureate Education's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. (0.35%) and Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Laureate Education stock include Apollo Management Holdings Gp,, Fund Holdings Gp Ltd Kkr, George Munoz, Paula R Singer, Ricardo M Berckemeyer and Richard J Patro. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Laureate Education.

Which institutional investors are selling Laureate Education stock?

LAUR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fox Run Management L.L.C.. Company insiders that have sold Laureate Education company stock in the last year include Apollo Management Holdings Gp, and Paula R Singer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Laureate Education.

Which institutional investors are buying Laureate Education stock?

LAUR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Daiwa SB Investments Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Laureate Education stock in the last two years include Fund Holdings Gp Ltd Kkr and George Munoz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Laureate Education.

How do I buy shares of Laureate Education?

Shares of LAUR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Laureate Education's stock price today?

One share of LAUR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.18.

How big of a company is Laureate Education?

Laureate Education has a market capitalization of $3.40 billion and generates $4.38 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $91.46 million in net income (profit) each year or ($1.20) on an earnings per share basis. Laureate Education employs 65,000 workers across the globe.

What is Laureate Education's official website?

The official website for Laureate Education is

How can I contact Laureate Education?

Laureate Education's mailing address is 650 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore MD, 21202. The company can be reached via phone at 410-843-6100 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  182 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  158 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  340
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Laureate Education and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAUR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAUR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/21/2018 by Staff

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