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How to buy 2U stock | $35.25

Learn how to easily invest in 2U stock.

2U Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. 2U shares (TWOU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. 2U employs 3,772 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TWOU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

2U stock price (NASDAQ: TWOU)

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2U shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Latest market close$35.25
52-week range$28.45 - $59.74
50-day moving average $36.42
200-day moving average $38.80
Wall St. target price$59.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.18

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Is it a good time to buy 2U stock?

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2U price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.25 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) -1.67%
1 month (2021-08-25) -1.12%
3 months (2021-06-25) -13.13%
6 months (2021-03-25) -9.66%
1 year (2020-09-25) 0.40%
2 years (2019-09-25) 111.20%
3 years (2018-09-25) 78.04
5 years (2016-09-23) 37.4

Is 2U under- or over-valued?

Valuing 2U stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 2U's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

2U's PEG ratio

2U's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 23.9. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into 2U's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

2U financials

Revenue TTM $886 million
Gross profit TTM $540.7 million
Return on assets TTM -5.37%
Return on equity TTM -19.74%
Profit margin -17.79%
Book value $12.31
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting 2U shares

There are currently 11.3 million 2U shares held short by investors – that's known as 2U's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% up from 10.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting 2U shares can be evaluated.

2U's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

2U's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of 2U shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of 2U shares traded daily (recently around 956195.67430025). 2U's SIR currently stands at 11.79. In other words for every 100,000 2U shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11790 shares are currently held short.

However 2U's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of 2U shares, or, against the total number of tradable 2U shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case 2U's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 2U shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.1722% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable 2U shares, roughly 172 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against 2U.

Find out more about how you can short 2U stock.

2U share dividends

We're not expecting 2U to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

2U share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, 2U's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.45 up to $59.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWOU.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while 2U's is 0.935. This would suggest that 2U's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

2U overview

2U, Inc. operates as an education technology company in the United States, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Degree Program and Alternative Credential. The Degree Program segment provides the technology and services to nonprofit colleges and universities to enable the online delivery of degree programs. This segment targets students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Alternative Credential segment offers online short courses, and technical and skills-based boot camps through nonprofit colleges and universities. This segment targets students seeking to reskill or upskill through shorter duration and lower-priced offerings.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of 2U is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.284% of 2U shares are held by insiders and 111.009% by institutions.
How many people work for 2U?
Latest data suggests 3,772 work at 2U.
When does the fiscal year end for 2U?
2U's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is 2U based?
2U's address is: 7900 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD, United States, 20706
What is 2U's ISIN number?
2U's international securities identification number is: US90214J1016
What is 2U's CUSIP number?
2U's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 90214J101

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