Grand Canyon Education Company Profile (NASDAQ:LOPE)

About Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)

Grand Canyon Education logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees. It also offers certificate programs, which consist of a series of courses focused on a particular area of study for both the post-baccalaureate and post-graduate students. The Company offers its ground-based programs to students through three 15-week semesters in a calendar year and to online students in courses that generally range from 5 to 16 weeks throughout the calendar year.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Education & Training Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LOPE
  • CUSIP: 38526M10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.64 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,021,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $74.40
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $63.79
  • 52 Week Range: $37.94 - $81.16
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.57
  • P/E Growth: 1.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $894.59 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.06
  • Book Value: $17.58 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.40
  • EBIDTA: $297.15 million
  • Net Margins: 16.42%
  • Return on Equity: 21.10%
  • Return on Assets: 14.22%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.10%
  • Current Ratio: 0.87%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.87%
  • Average Volume: 368,977 shs.
  • Beta: 1.38
  • Short Ratio: 3.48

Frequently Asked Questions for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)

What is Grand Canyon Education's stock symbol?

Grand Canyon Education trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LOPE."

How were Grand Canyon Education's earnings last quarter?

Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.11. The firm earned $248.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.64 million. Grand Canyon Education had a return on equity of 21.10% and a net margin of 16.42%. The company's revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.92 earnings per share. View Grand Canyon Education's Earnings History.

Where is Grand Canyon Education's stock going? Where will Grand Canyon Education's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Grand Canyon Education's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Grand Canyon Education's share price to reach $73.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Grand Canyon Education.

What are analysts saying about Grand Canyon Education stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Grand Canyon Education stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Grand Canyon Education, Inc. is a regionally accredited provider of online postsecondary education services focused on offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in its core disciplines of education, business, and healthcare. In addition to its online programs, it offers programs at its traditional campus in Phoenix, Arizona and onsite at the facilities of employers. " (5/23/2017)
  • 2. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "Highly differentiated positioning and impressive execution have translated into industryleading enrollment, revenue and earnings growth from LOPE, a trend we think will continue. Given the stock's robust outperformance over the past six months (up 73% vs. an 11% move in the S&P500), some of the good news is clearly priced in. With sustainable 10%-11% EPS growth, with upside leverage from sharply improving free cash flow, we think earnings-growth driven returns in line with the EPS growth rate make LOPE a compelling investment opportunity. Reiterate Overweight, boost price target to $73 from $69." (3/20/2017)

Are investors shorting Grand Canyon Education?

Grand Canyon Education saw a decrease in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 964,704 shares, a decrease of 15.3% from the March 31st total of 1,138,867 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 324,668 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days.

Who are some of Grand Canyon Education's key competitors?

Who owns Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (9.51%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.11%), BlackRock Inc. (6.05%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (5.93%), Van Berkom & Associates Inc. (3.76%) and William Blair Investment Management LLC (3.45%). Company insiders that own Grand Canyon Education stock include Brent D Richardson, Brian E Mueller, Brian M Roberts, Daniel E Bachus, Jack A Henry, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Grand Canyon Education.

Who sold Grand Canyon Education stock? Who is selling Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Van Berkom & Associates Inc., Morgan Stanley, Victory Capital Management Inc., Bogle Investment Management L P DE, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Handelsbanken Fonder AB and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold Grand Canyon Education stock in the last year include Brent D Richardson, Brian E Mueller, Brian M Roberts, Daniel E Bachus, Jack A Henry, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

Who bought Grand Canyon Education stock? Who is buying Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Summit Partners Public Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

How do I buy Grand Canyon Education stock?

Shares of Grand Canyon Education can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Grand Canyon Education stock cost?

One share of Grand Canyon Education stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.32.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $73.33 (5.16% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$68.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
3/20/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$69.00 -> $73.00LowView Rating Details
1/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
2/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Earnings by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$1.01$1.12$244.64 million$248.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.98$1.01$242.01 million$244.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.60$0.62$206.21 million$210.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.54$0.59$189.09 million$191.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q1$0.88$0.92$223.97 million$227.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4$0.79$0.81$211.85 million$216.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.66$0.70$191.87 million$193.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.53$0.55$173.09 million$174.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.69$0.72$193.15 million$194.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.67$0.70$185.08 million$190.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.54$0.62$169.40 million$175.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.45$0.49$156.18 million$158.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.52$0.56$165.24 million$167.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q413$0.52$0.56$159.10 million$162.44 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.45$0.48$148.60 million$152.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.40$0.45$138.38 million$141.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.39$0.46$137.92 million$142.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$0.42$0.46$136.09 million$141.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.34$0.42$125.70 million$133.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.27$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2012$0.26$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.28$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2011$0.24$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.23$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2011$0.23$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.32$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.46
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.01$1.01$1.01
Q2 20171$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q3 20171$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q4 20171$1.09$1.09$1.09
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.48%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/12/2017Jack A HenryDirectorSell3,200$78.12$249,984.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$78.22$2,346,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$78.21$1,094,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$78.25$1,565,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell6,345$79.65$505,379.25View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$70.66$2,119,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$70.67$989,380.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$70.68$1,413,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$66.00$1,980,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$66.01$924,140.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$66.01$1,320,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell9,754$63.07$615,184.78View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$59.24$1,777,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$59.23$829,220.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$59.24$1,184,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Brent D RichardsonDirectorSell55,000$48.04$2,642,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell22,000$43.36$953,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$43.09$4,309,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$43.31$757,925.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$43.32$1,083,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$41.64$4,164,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$41.64$728,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$41.64$1,041,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$41.87$4,187,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell18,000$42.00$756,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$41.91$733,425.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$41.91$1,047,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell35,000$46.07$1,612,450.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell15,000$47.24$708,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Joseph MildenhallInsiderSell12,800$47.32$605,696.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014William Stan MeyerCOOSell6,600$47.06$310,596.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell93,266$47.42$4,422,673.72View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell4,100$48.50$198,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Brian RobertsGeneral CounselSell2,772$48.78$135,218.16View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Daniel BachusCFOSell14,300$47.92$685,256.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Joseph MildenhallInsiderSell3,300$48.60$160,380.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014William Stan MeyerCOOSell14,400$47.92$690,048.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell2,783$35.76$99,520.08View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell20,100$33.15$666,315.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$33.23$830,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell40,000$32.01$1,280,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell20,000$31.24$624,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell25,000$30.71$767,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell60,000$29.74$1,784,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell50,000$29.51$1,475,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell75,000$29.23$2,192,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell150,000$24.50$3,675,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell71,056$25.17$1,788,479.52View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell71,000$25.17$1,787,070.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell45,000$21.61$972,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell40,000$20.00$800,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Chad N HeathDirectorSell10,000$20.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell45,000$21.61$972,450.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Latest Headlines for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
DateHeadline logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 20 at 12:04 AM logoGrand Canyon University's latest hiring surge will push it over 10,000 employees - May 17 at 11:20 PM logoTop Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for May 15th - May 15 at 5:44 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) COO Sells $1,565,000.00 in Stock - May 12 at 10:51 PM logoDaniel E. Bachus Sells 14,000 Shares of Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Stock - May 12 at 10:51 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) CEO Sells $2,346,600.00 in Stock - May 12 at 10:50 PM logoInsider Selling: Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Director Sells 3,200 Shares of Stock - May 12 at 10:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to Grand Canyon Education, Inc. : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 6:58 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Insider Joseph N. Mildenhall Sells 6,345 Shares - May 11 at 7:40 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. :LOPE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 6:49 PM logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for May 10th - May 10 at 12:43 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.11 EPS - May 8 at 5:44 PM logoBrian Mueller: Why Grand Canyon University stock price nearly doubled - May 6 at 6:21 PM logoEdited Transcript of LOPE earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 5 at 6:18 PM logoBRIEF-Grand Canyon Education Q1 earnings per share $1.16 - May 5 at 1:22 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 5 at 1:22 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 4 at 8:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education beats 1Q profit forecasts - May 4 at 6:57 PM logoInvestor Network: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 11:51 AM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Share Price - May 4 at 1:22 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 30 at 12:23 AM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Short Interest Down 15.3% in April - April 28 at 7:05 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Will Post Earnings of $1.01 Per Share - April 27 at 3:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 26 at 5:28 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 23 at 6:14 PM logoFavorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Effect Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Share Price - April 15 at 10:29 AM logoFormer Grand Canyon University exec planning nonprofit tech school where students will attend for free - April 14 at 6:11 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - April 12 at 8:01 AM logoInsider Selling: Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) CFO Sells 14,000 Shares of Stock - April 11 at 7:59 PM logoInsider Selling: Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) COO Sells 20,000 Shares of Stock - April 11 at 7:59 PM logoBrian E. Mueller Sells 30,000 Shares of Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Stock - April 11 at 7:59 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Details - April 11 at 6:17 PM logoState board censures Grand Canyon University nursing program over test passage rates - April 10 at 10:41 AM logo$244.64 Million in Sales Expected for Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) This Quarter - April 8 at 10:08 AM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - March 26 at 5:28 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Companies - March 24 at 7:50 AM logoGrand Canyon Education's (LOPE) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Piper Jaffray Companies - March 20 at 1:43 PM logoGrand Canyon (LOPE) Hits New 52-Week High on Solid Results - March 14 at 11:21 AM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) CFO Sells $924,140.00 in Stock - March 13 at 7:31 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) COO William Stan Meyer Sells 20,000 Shares - March 13 at 7:30 PM logoGrand Canyon University passes Higher Learning Commission accreditation muster - March 13 at 6:05 PM logo[$$] For-Profit Schools: Trump Delays Enforcing New Rules, Lifting Shares - March 13 at 10:32 AM logoBlog Coverage Nord Anglia Acquires Two New Schools; Expands Its Portfolio to 45 International Schools - March 9 at 6:08 PM logoGRAND CANYON EDUCATION, INC. Financials - February 22 at 6:31 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 6.7% - February 21 at 6:40 PM logoMeridian Growth Fund 4th Quarter Commentary - February 21 at 6:40 PM logoGRAND CANYON EDUCATION, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements - February 18 at 5:36 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 17 at 6:27 PM logoQ4 2016 Grand Canyon Education Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 17 at 1:25 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET today - February 17 at 1:25 PM



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