NASDAQ:TWOU - 2U Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$55.39 -1.83 (-3.20 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 09:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$57.22
Today's Range$54.60 - $57.32
52-Week Range$47.83 - $98.58
Volume933,304 shs
Average Volume706,913 shs
Market Capitalization$3.18 billion
P/E Ratio-102.57
Dividend YieldN/A
2U, Inc. operates as an education technology company in the United States, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Graduate Program Segment and Short Course Segment. It offers front-end technology and services, including online learning platform, student and faculty and immersion support, accessibility, admissions application advising, in-program student field placements, and faculty recruiting. The company provides back-end technology and services comprising graduate program launch and operations applications, university systems integration applications, content management system, admission application processing portal, customer relationship management, content development, student acquisition, and state authorization services. The company was formerly known as 2Tor Inc. and changed its name to 2U, Inc. in October 2012. 2U, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Lanham, Maryland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:TWOU
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.04
Current Ratio6.31
Quick Ratio6.31


Trailing P/E Ratio-102.57
Forward P/E Ratio-82.67
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$286.75 million
Price / Sales11.09
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$7.43 per share
Price / Book7.45


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.54)
Net Income$-29,420,000.00
Net Margins-11.13%
Return on Equity-7.51%
Return on Assets-6.19%


Outstanding Shares57,420,000
Market Cap$3.18 billion

2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is 2U's stock symbol?

2U trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TWOU."

How were 2U's earnings last quarter?

2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 5th. The software maker reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.01. The software maker had revenue of $106.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $106.49 million. 2U had a negative return on equity of 7.51% and a negative net margin of 11.13%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 52.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.15) EPS. View 2U's Earnings History.

When is 2U's next earnings date?

2U is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for 2U.

What guidance has 2U issued on next quarter's earnings?

2U issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, November, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.20-0.21 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.22. The company issued revenue guidance of $114.4-115.3 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $114.94 million.2U also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $-0.09--0.08 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for TWOU?

11 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for 2U's shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect 2U's stock price to reach $83.0909 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 50.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for 2U.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for 2U?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for 2U in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for 2U.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about 2U stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about 2U stock:
  • 1. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We would note that 2U’s projected growth rate is much higher at 43%/33% in 2018/2019, compared to an average of 23%/22% for the Ed Tech peer group and 23%/21% for the vertical‐focused SaaS peer group. Given 2U’s superior growth rate, revenue growth visibility/predictability and the size of its potential market, which is enhanced by the acquisition of GetSmarter (short courses) and its entry into the international graduate program market, we are reiterating our OUTPERFORM investment rating and 12‐month price target of $100, which assumes a 9.5x multiple on our forward revenue estimate a year from now." (8/3/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "2U, Inc. is an education technology company. It is a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that enables nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their education to students anywhere. The Company offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social work, science, public administration, healthcare, laws, education, and business administration. It also offers a suite of technology-enabled services including content development, student acquisition, and state authorization services, as well as application advising, student and faculty support, and in-program student field placements. 2U, Inc. is based in Landover, Maryland. " (1/31/2018)
  • 3. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Nutanix is one of our top 2018 picks, given our bullish belief that investors underappreciate its shift to a software model. We believe the shift will (1) lessen sales friction with OEM and channel partners, (2) expand Nutanix’s opportunities in hybrid- cloud deployments and with subscription services (first with Xi), and (3) deliver faster than expected gross margin expansion. While investor expectations and valuation already reflect a positive shift for the software transition, we believe confidence will grow and multiples will expand further as results over the next quarters confirm a quick exit from hardware (targeted 2/3 by end of FY18) and a big shift to software-heavy product gross margins (we believe eventually >80%). Reiterate Outperform and raise price target to $43 from $40." (1/9/2018)

Has 2U been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about TWOU stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. 2U earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the software maker a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of 2U's key competitors?

Who are 2U's key executives?

2U's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christopher J. Paucek, Co-Founder, CEO & Director (Age 48)
  • Ms. Catherine A. Graham, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Mark J. Chernis, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. James Kenigsberg, Chief Technology Officer (Age 41)
  • Mr. Harsha Mokkarala, Chief Revenue Officer (Age 38)

Who are 2U's major shareholders?

2U's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (9.27%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.38%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.38%), Franklin Resources Inc. (7.29%), Bamco Inc. NY (4.64%) and BlackRock Inc. (4.32%). Company insiders that own 2U stock include Andrea Papaconstantopoulos, Christopher J Paucek, Earl Lewis, Gregory K Peters, Harsha Mokkarala, James Kenigsberg, John M Larson, Mark Chernis, Paul A Maeder and Timothy M Haley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for 2U.

Which major investors are selling 2U stock?

TWOU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Axiom International Investors LLC DE, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and ARK Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold 2U company stock in the last year include Andrea Papaconstantopoulos, Christopher J Paucek, Earl Lewis, James Kenigsberg, Mark Chernis and Timothy M Haley. View Insider Buying and Selling for 2U.

Which major investors are buying 2U stock?

TWOU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, FMR LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Clearbridge Investments LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought 2U stock in the last two years include Gregory K Peters and Paul A Maeder. View Insider Buying and Selling for 2U.

How do I buy shares of 2U?

Shares of TWOU 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 2U's stock price today?

One share of TWOU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.39.

How big of a company is 2U?

2U has a market capitalization of $3.18 billion and generates $286.75 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-29,420,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.54) on an earnings per share basis. 2U employs 1,922 workers across the globe.

What is 2U's official website?

The official website for 2U is

How can I contact 2U?

2U's mailing address is 7900 HARKINS ROAD, LANHAM MD, 20706. The software maker can be reached via phone at 301-892-4350 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for 2U (NASDAQ TWOU)

Community Ranking:  3.6 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  432 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  174 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  606
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about 2U and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe TWOU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe TWOU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by Staff

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