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How to buy Grand Canyon Education stock | $87.79

Learn how to easily invest in Grand Canyon Education stock.

Grand Canyon Education Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Grand Canyon Education shares (LOPE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Grand Canyon Education employs 3,650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Grand Canyon Education

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LOPE – 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.
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Grand Canyon Education stock price (NASDAQ: LOPE)

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Grand Canyon Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$87.79
52-week range$75.64 - $115.96
50-day moving average $88.58
200-day moving average $96.50
Wall St. target price$117.00
PE ratio 15.2811
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.75

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Is it a good time to buy Grand Canyon Education stock?

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Grand Canyon Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.79 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) 0.34%
1 month (2021-08-19) 4.70%
3 months (2021-06-18) 0.82%
6 months (2021-03-19) -20.78%
1 year (2020-09-18) 7.72%
2 years (2019-09-19) -21.63%
3 years (2018-09-19) 108.92
5 years (2016-09-19) 118.44%

Is Grand Canyon Education under- or over-valued?

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

Grand Canyon Education's P/E ratio

Grand Canyon Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Grand Canyon Education shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Grand Canyon Education's PEG ratio

Grand Canyon Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8578. 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 Grand Canyon Education's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Grand Canyon Education's EBITDA

Grand Canyon Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $313 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Grand Canyon Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Grand Canyon Education financials

Revenue TTM $875.1 million
Operating margin TTM 32.32%
Gross profit TTM $493.6 million
Return on assets TTM 9.72%
Return on equity TTM 17.57%
Profit margin 30.44%
Book value $34.32
Market capitalisation $4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Grand Canyon Education shares

There are currently 769,885 Grand Canyon Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Grand Canyon Education's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% down from 831,406 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Grand Canyon Education shares can be evaluated.

Grand Canyon Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Grand Canyon Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Grand Canyon Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Grand Canyon Education shares traded daily (recently around 261865.6462585). Grand Canyon Education's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 Grand Canyon Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 shares are currently held short.

However Grand Canyon Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Grand Canyon Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Grand Canyon Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Grand Canyon Education's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Grand Canyon Education shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0175% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Grand Canyon Education shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Grand Canyon Education.

Find out more about how you can short Grand Canyon Education stock.

Grand Canyon Education share dividends

We're not expecting Grand Canyon Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Grand Canyon Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Grand Canyon Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.64 up to $115.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LOPE.US volatility(beta: 0.55)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 Grand Canyon Education's is 0.5453. This would suggest that Grand Canyon Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Grand Canyon Education overview

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides education services to colleges and universities in the United States. The company's technology services include learning management system, internal administration, infrastructure, and support services; academic services comprises program and curriculum, faculty and related training and development, class scheduling, and skills and simulation lab sites; and counseling services and support include admission, financial aid, and field experience counseling services. It also offers marketing and communication services, such as lead acquisition, digital communications strategy, brand identity, media planning and strategy, video, and data science and analysis services; and back office services comprising finance and accounting, human resources, audit, procurement services. The company, through its subsidiary, Orbis Education Services, LLC, supports healthcare education programs for 22 universities. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Grand Canyon Education is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.401% of Grand Canyon Education shares are held by insiders and 105.722% by institutions.
How many people work for Grand Canyon Education?
Latest data suggests 3,650 work at Grand Canyon Education.
When does the fiscal year end for Grand Canyon Education?
Grand Canyon Education's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Grand Canyon Education based?
Grand Canyon Education's address is: 2600 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85017
What is Grand Canyon Education's ISIN number?
Grand Canyon Education's international securities identification number is: US38526M1062
What is Grand Canyon Education's CUSIP number?
Grand Canyon Education's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 38526M106

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