NASDAQ:LOPE - Grand Canyon Education Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$112.76 -1.79 (-1.56 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$114.55
Today's Range$112.39 - $114.71
52-Week Range$90.67 - $130.10
Volume126,414 shs
Average Volume387,852 shs
Market Capitalization$5.44 billion
P/E Ratio22.16
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.02
Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides education services in the United States. It offers technology and academic, counseling and support, and marketing and communication services, as well as back office services, such as financial aid processing, accounting, reporting, tax, human resources, and procurement services to the Grand Canyon University. The company, through its subsidiary Orbis Education Services, LLC, provides support services for healthcare education programs in 17 universities. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Educational services
Sub-IndustryEducation Services
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOPE
CUSIP38526M10
Phone602-247-4400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$845.50 million
Cash Flow$5.7384 per share
Book Value$25.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$229.01 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,500
Market Cap$5.44 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) Frequently Asked Questions

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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.14. The company earned $177.54 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.25 million. Grand Canyon Education had a return on equity of 22.16% and a net margin of 27.09%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 34.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.41 earnings per share. View Grand Canyon Education's Earnings History.

When is Grand Canyon Education's next earnings date?

Grand Canyon Education is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Grand Canyon Education.

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

Grand Canyon Education updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.06. The company issued revenue guidance of $775.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $765.55 million.Grand Canyon Education also updated its Q1 guidance to $1.49 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LOPE?

4 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Grand Canyon Education's shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $142.00. On average, they anticipate Grand Canyon Education's share price to reach $134.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Grand Canyon Education.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Grand Canyon Education?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Grand Canyon Education in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Grand Canyon Education.

What are Wall Street 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. " (2/27/2019)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We believe this deal will be beneficial to long‐term shareholders as it de‐risks LOPE as an investment (as LOPE no longer owns a regulated postsecondary education institution) and positions the new LOPE to trade more in line with other education technology providers. Post transition, LOPE will be a smaller company (60% of GCU’s revenue), higher margin, faster growing (as it adds university partners over time) and significantly less regulated, allowing for potential multiple expansion." (10/5/2018)

Has Grand Canyon Education been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about LOPE stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a coverage optimism score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Grand Canyon Education?

Grand Canyon Education saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,037,113 shares, an increase of 31.3% from the February 15th total of 789,699 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 606,026 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Currently, 2.2% of the company's shares are sold short. View Grand Canyon Education's Current Options Chain.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Grand Canyon Education own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Grand Canyon Education investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Arista Networks (ANET), Shopify (SHOP), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Paycom Software (PAYC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Baidu (BIDU).

Who are Grand Canyon Education's key executives?

Grand Canyon Education's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian E. Mueller, CEO, Pres & Chairman (Age 65)
  • Mr. Daniel E. Bachus, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Joseph N. Mildenhall, Chief Information Officer (Age 65)
  • Ms. Dilek Marsh, Chief Data Officer
  • Vince Grell, Exec. VP of University Partnerships

Who are Grand Canyon Education's major shareholders?

Grand Canyon Education's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (4.93%), BlackRock Inc. (4.14%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (2.79%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.78%), Lord Abbett & CO. LLC (1.62%) and Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC (1.59%). Company insiders that own Grand Canyon Education stock include Brian E Mueller, Daniel E Bachus, Dilek Marsh, Jack A Henry, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Grand Canyon Education.

Which institutional investors are selling Grand Canyon Education stock?

LOPE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Millennium Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Squarepoint Ops LLC. Company insiders that have sold Grand Canyon Education company stock in the last year include Brian E Mueller, Daniel E Bachus, Dilek Marsh, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

Which institutional investors are buying Grand Canyon Education stock?

LOPE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Gotham Asset Management LLC, FMR LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Castleark Management LLC and Stevens Capital Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

How do I buy shares of Grand Canyon Education?

Shares of LOPE 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 Grand Canyon Education's stock price today?

One share of LOPE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.77.

How big of a company is Grand Canyon Education?

Grand Canyon Education has a market capitalization of $5.44 billion and generates $845.50 million in revenue each year. The company earns $229.01 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.09 on an earnings per share basis. Grand Canyon Education employs 3,500 workers across the globe.

What is Grand Canyon Education's official website?

The official website for Grand Canyon Education is http://www.gcu.edu.

How can I contact Grand Canyon Education?

Grand Canyon Education's mailing address is 2600 W. CAMELBACK ROAD, PHOENIX AZ, 85017. The company can be reached via phone at 602-247-4400.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  392 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  296 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  688
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Grand Canyon Education and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LOPE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LOPE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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