NASDAQ:LAUR - Laureate International Universities Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$15.12 +0.16 (+1.07 %)
(As of 07/22/2018 10:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$15.12
Today's Range$14.93 - $15.16
52-Week Range$10.46 - $17.59
Volume386,322 shs
Average Volume478,150 shs
Market Capitalization$2.83 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Laureate International Universities logoLaureate 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 Ratio1.64
Current Ratio0.94
Quick Ratio0.94


Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E Ratio252.00
P/E Growth19.38

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.38 billion
Price / Sales0.65
Cash Flow$1.9019 per share
Price / Cash7.95
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$91.46 million
Net Margins8.69%
Return on Equity8.41%
Return on Assets1.79%


Outstanding Shares187,490,000
Market Cap$2,834.92

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laureate International Universities' stock symbol?

Laureate International Universities trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LAUR."

How were Laureate International Universities' earnings last quarter?

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $1.12. The business earned $885.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $853.02 million. Laureate International Universities had a net margin of 8.69% and a return on equity of 8.41%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($1.05) EPS. View Laureate International Universities' Earnings History.

When is Laureate International Universities' next earnings date?

Laureate International Universities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Laureate International Universities.

What price target have analysts set for LAUR?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Laureate International Universities' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Laureate International Universities' stock price to reach $18.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Laureate International Universities.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laureate International Universities?

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

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Laureate International Universities stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Laureate International Universities 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. " (7/11/2018)
  • 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)

Who are some of Laureate International Universities' key competitors?

Who are Laureate International Universities' key executives?

Laureate International Universities' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Ricardo Berckemeyer, Pres & COO (Age 48)
  • Ms. Paula R. Singer, Chief Exec. Officer of Walden & Laureate Online Partners (Age 64)
  • Mr. Jean-Jacques Charhon, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Richard J. Patro, Chief Information Officer (Age 57)

When did Laureate International Universities IPO?

(LAUR) raised $536 million in an initial public offering 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.

Has Laureate International Universities been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about LAUR stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate International Universities earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.19 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are Laureate International Universities' major shareholders?

Laureate International Universities' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include STERLING CAPITAL PARTNERS II L P (58.20%), WENGEN ALBERTA, LP (58.00%), BREGAL EUROPE COMPANY -INVESTMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (58.00%), Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. (0.26%) and Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Laureate International Universities stock include Apollo Management Holdings Gp,, Fund Holdings Gp Ltd Kkr, George Munoz, Ricardo M Berckemeyer and Richard J Patro. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Laureate International Universities.

Which major investors are buying Laureate International Universities stock?

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

How do I buy shares of Laureate International Universities?

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 International Universities' stock price today?

One share of LAUR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.12.

How big of a company is Laureate International Universities?

Laureate International Universities has a market capitalization of $2.83 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 International Universities employs 65,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Laureate International Universities?

Laureate International Universities' 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 International Universities (NASDAQ LAUR)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  163 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  135 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  298
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Laureate International Universities 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 7/22/2018 by Staff

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