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

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$15.40 +0.71 (+4.83 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$14.69
Today's Range$14.77 - $15.49
52-Week Range$12.60 - $17.15
Volume1.92 million shs
Average Volume613,822 shs
Market Capitalization$3.29 billion
P/E Ratio-12.83
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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LAUR
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.28
Current Ratio0.95
Quick Ratio0.95


Trailing P/E Ratio-12.83
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.38 billion
Price / Sales0.79
Cash Flow$1.9948 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.72
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.82


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$91.46 million
Net Margins11.83%
Return on Equity14.99%
Return on Assets3.87%


Outstanding Shares224,040,000
Market Cap$3.29 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 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $787.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $929.30 million. Laureate Education had a return on equity of 14.99% and a net margin of 11.83%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($1.02) EPS. 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 Tuesday, March 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Laureate Education.

What guidance has Laureate Education issued on next quarter's earnings?

Laureate Education issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.34-3.355 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.26 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LAUR?

7 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 $18.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Laureate Education.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laureate Education?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laureate Education in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 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. " (10/23/2018)
  • 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)

Has Laureate Education been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about LAUR stock have trended extremely positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a news sentiment score of 5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

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 acted 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.68%), BlackRock Inc. (2.19%), FMR LLC (2.08%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (1.13%), Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc. (0.97%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.86%). Company insiders that own Laureate Education stock include Alberta Lp Wengen, 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 major investors are selling Laureate Education stock?

LAUR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Ailanthus Capital Management LP. Company insiders that have sold Laureate Education company stock in the last year include Alberta Lp Wengen, Apollo Management Holdings Gp, and Paula R Singer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Laureate Education.

Which major investors are buying Laureate Education stock?

LAUR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd., SG Americas Securities LLC and FMR LLC. 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 $15.40.

How big of a company is Laureate Education?

Laureate Education has a market capitalization of $3.29 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:  201 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  176 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  377
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 12/12/2018 by Staff

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