NASDAQ:LOPE - Grand Canyon Education Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $97.16 +0.24 (+0.25 %) (As of 02/21/2019 08:55 AM ET)Previous Close$96.92Today's Range$96.02 - $97.2352-Week Range$90.67 - $130.10Volume339,159 shsAverage Volume315,530 shsMarket Capitalization$4.68 billionP/E Ratio24.54Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.96 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., together with its subsidiaries, provides education services in the United States and Canada. The company operates Grand Canyon University that offers approximately 225 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across 9 colleges online and on ground through campus in Phoenix, Arizona; leased facilities; and facilities owned by third party employers. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 90,300 students enrolled in its programs. The company was founded in 1949 and is based 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 Webwww.gcu.edu Phone602-247-4400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.05 Current Ratio4.65 Quick Ratio4.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.54 Forward P/E Ratio19.67 P/E Growth1.19 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$974.13 million Price / Sales4.80 Cash Flow$5.1056 per share Price / Cash Flow19.03 Book Value$20.49 per share Price / Book4.74Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.96 Net Income$203.31 million Net Margins23.60% Return on Equity21.66% Return on Assets17.31%Miscellaneous Employees10,000 Outstanding Shares48,130,000Market Cap$4.68 billion 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $177.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $175.25 million. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 23.60% and a return on equity of 21.66%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 34.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.41 EPS. View Grand Canyon Education's Earnings History. 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 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Grand Canyon Education's shares. Their forecasts range from $117.00 to $142.00. On average, they anticipate Grand Canyon Education's stock price to reach $131.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.8% 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 1 sell rating and 3 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. " (2/5/2019) 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? Press coverage about LOPE stock has been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. 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), Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), Strategic Education (STRA), OneSmart International Edun Gr (ONE), Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (BEDU), K12 (LRN), Career Education (CECO), Hailiang Education Group (HLG), Puxin (NEW), Arco Platform (ARCE) and RISE Education Cayman (REDU). 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (4.14%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (2.79%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.78%), Lord Abbett & CO. LLC (1.62%), Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC (1.59%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.46%). Company insiders that own Grand Canyon Education stock include Brian E Mueller, Brian M Roberts, 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 Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Castleark Management LLC, Stevens Capital Management LP, BlackRock Inc. and Chicago Equity Partners LLC. 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 $97.16. How big of a company is Grand Canyon Education? Grand Canyon Education has a market capitalization of $4.68 billion and generates $974.13 million in revenue each year. The company earns $203.31 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.96 on an earnings per share basis. Grand Canyon Education employs 10,000 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: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 384 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 278 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 662MarketBeat'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 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the balance sheet?