NASDAQ:LOPE - Grand Canyon Education Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $113.04 -1.51 (-1.32 %) (As of 03/20/2019 11:13 AM ET)Previous Close$114.55Today's Range$113.04 - $114.7352-Week Range$90.67 - $130.10Volume2,256 shsAverage Volume443,679 shsMarket Capitalization$5.45 billionP/E Ratio22.28Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.02 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive LOPE News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LOPE and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Educational services Sub-IndustryEducation Services SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOPE Previous Symbol CUSIP38526M10 CIK1434588 Webwww.gcu.edu Phone602-247-4400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.02 Current Ratio3.84 Quick Ratio3.84Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.28 Forward P/E Ratio22.08 P/E Growth1.41 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$845.50 million Price / Sales6.45 Cash Flow$5.7527 per share Price / Cash Flow19.65 Book Value$25.21 per share Price / Book4.48Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.09 Net Income$229.01 million Net Margins27.09% Return on Equity22.16% Return on Assets18.59%Miscellaneous Employees3,500 Outstanding Shares48,240,000Market Cap$5.45 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $177.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue for the quarter was down 34.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business 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 issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company provided earnings per share 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 stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $142.00. On average, they expect Grand Canyon Education's stock price to reach $134.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% 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? News articles about LOPE stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. 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 trading volume, of 606,026 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Grand Canyon Education's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Grand Canyon Education's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Grand Canyon Education include TAL Education Group (TAL), New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (EDU), Chegg (CHGG), Graham (GHC), Laureate Education (LAUR), Strategic Education (STRA), Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), OneSmart International Edun Gr (ONE), K12 (LRN), Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (BEDU), Career Education (CECO), Hailiang Education Group (HLG), Puxin (NEW), Arco Platform (ARCE) and RISE Education Cayman (REDU). 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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Paycom Software (PAYC), Paypal (PYPL) 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 OfficerVince Grell, Exec. VP of University Partnerships Who are Grand Canyon Education's major shareholders? Grand Canyon Education's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail 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 major 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 major investors are buying Grand Canyon Education stock? LOPE stock was purchased 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 $113.61. How big of a company is Grand Canyon Education? Grand Canyon Education has a market capitalization of $5.48 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 392 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 296 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 688MarketBeat'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 StaffFeatured Article: What is insider trading?