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How to buy Laureate Education stock | $17.3

Learn how to easily invest in Laureate Education stock.

Laureate Education Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Laureate Education shares (LAUR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Laureate Education employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Laureate Education stock price (NASDAQ: LAUR)

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Laureate Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$17.30
52-week range$11.79 - $19.02
50-day moving average $16.80
200-day moving average $14.99
Wall St. target price$19.13
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.96

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Is it a good time to buy Laureate Education stock?

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Laureate Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.3 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -0.57%
1 month (2021-09-17) -1.09%
3 months (2021-07-16) 19.48%
6 months (2021-04-16) 28.91%
1 year (2020-10-16) 27.30%
2 years (2019-10-16) 10.97%
3 years (2018-10-16) 9.56%
5 years (2016-10-13) N/A

Is Laureate Education under- or over-valued?

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

Laureate Education's PEG ratio

Laureate Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1465. 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 Laureate 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.

Laureate Education's EBITDA

Laureate Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $248.8 million.

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

Laureate Education financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.63%
Gross profit TTM $427 million
Return on assets TTM 2%
Return on equity TTM -34.84%
Profit margin -57%
Book value $12.14
Market capitalisation $3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Laureate Education shares

There are currently 3.8 million Laureate Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Laureate Education's "short interest". This figure is 8.4% down from 4.1 million last month.

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

Laureate Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Laureate Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Laureate Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Laureate Education shares traded daily (recently around 670855.12367491). Laureate Education's SIR currently stands at 5.66. In other words for every 100,000 Laureate Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5660 shares are currently held short.

However Laureate Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Laureate Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Laureate Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Laureate Education's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Laureate Education shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0392% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Laureate Education shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Laureate Education.

Find out more about how you can short Laureate Education stock.

Laureate Education share dividends

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

Laureate Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Laureate Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.79 up to $19.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LAUR.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Laureate Education's is 0.7522. This would suggest that Laureate Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Laureate Education overview

Laureate Education, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. The company provides its services in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and the United States. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Laureate Education is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.74% of Laureate Education shares are held by insiders and 102.327% by institutions.
How many people work for Laureate Education?
Latest data suggests 13,000 work at Laureate Education.
When does the fiscal year end for Laureate Education?
Laureate Education's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Laureate Education based?
Laureate Education's address is: 650 South Exeter Street, Baltimore, MD, United States, 21202-4382
What is Laureate Education's ISIN number?
Laureate Education's international securities identification number is: US5186132032
What is Laureate Education's CUSIP number?
Laureate Education's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 518613203

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