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Education stocks

Ready to invest in the school and learning industry? Consider these 11 stocks.

The best education stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

11 education stocks to watch

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the school and learning industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

  1. Chegg (CHGG)
  2. GSX Techedu (GSX)
  3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC)
  4. Stride (LRN)
  5. American Public Education (APEI)
  6. Grand Canyon Education (LOPE)
  7. 2U (TWOU)
  8. Adtalem Global Education (ATGE)
  9. TAL Education Group (TAL)
  10. Zoom Video Communications (ZM)
  11. New Oriental Education-and-Technology (EDU)

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Take a deeper dive into education stocks

If you're interested in investing in the school and learning industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Chegg (CHGG)

Chegg, Inc. operates direct-to-student learning platform that supports students starting with their academic journey and extending into their careers with products and services to support and help them better understand their academic course materials. The company offers Chegg Services, which include subscription services; and required materials that comprise its print textbooks and eTextbooks.

Chegg stock opened the day at $21.24 after a previous close of $21.34. The latest price was $21.03 (25-minute delay). Chegg is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD769.2 million and employs 2,464 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,604,902,656
  • P/E ratio: 13.6579
  • PEG ratio: 0.9907

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2. GSX Techedu (GSX)

GSX Techedu Inc. , a technology-driven education company, provides online K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. Its K-12 after-school tutoring courses cover various K-12 academic subjects, including mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, and political science.

GSX Techedu stock opened the day at $15.44 after a previous close of $16.15. The latest price was $15.67 (25-minute delay). GSX Techedu is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.1 billion and employs 22,570 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $6,921,349,632

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3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a learning technology company, provides curriculum, supplemental, intervention solutions, and professional learning services worldwide. It offers education programs in disciplines including reading, literature, math, science, and social studies; and extensions, such as supplemental and intervention solutions, professional services, professional resources, and educational services for teachers under the Heinemann brand. The company was formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware), Inc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stock opened the day at $10.47 after a previous close of $10.23. The latest price was $10.58 (25-minute delay). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion and employs 2,300 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,685,341,696
  • P/E ratio: 12.5403
  • PEG ratio: -1.33

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4. Stride (LRN)

Stride, Inc. , a technology-based education service company, provides proprietary and third-party online curriculum, software systems, and educational services to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) in the United States and internationally. Its technology-based products and services enable clients to attract, enroll, educate, track progress, and support students.

Stride stock opened the day at $42.45 after a previous close of $42.85. The latest price was $41.74 (25-minute delay). Stride is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion and employs 7,500 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,850,699,392
  • P/E ratio: 18.1139
  • PEG ratio: 0.5927

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5. American Public Education (APEI)

American Public Education, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through three segments: American Public University System, Rasmussen University, and Hondros College of Nursing.

American Public Education stock opened the day at $22.20 after a previous close of $22.11. The latest price was $22.25 (25-minute delay). American Public Education is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$607.9 million and employs 2,590 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $235,782,128
  • P/E ratio: 17.3333
  • PEG ratio: 1.6364

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6. Grand Canyon Education (LOPE)

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 and other counseling services.

Grand Canyon Education stock opened the day at $90.95 after a previous close of $90.88. The latest price was $90.79 (25-minute delay). Grand Canyon Education is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$904 million and employs 3,680 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,630,517,504
  • P/E ratio: 21.1159
  • PEG ratio: 0.9283

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7. 2U (TWOU)

2U, Inc. operates as an education technology company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Degree Program and Alternative Credential.

2U stock opened the day at $43.51 after a previous close of $43.31. The latest price was $44.20 (25-minute delay). 2U is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$970.7 million and employs 3,982 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $682,547,520
  • PEG ratio: 1.6502

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8. Adtalem Global Education (ATGE)

Adtalem Global Education Inc. provides workforce solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments, Chamberlain, Walden, and Medical and Veterinary.

Adtalem Global Education stock opened the day at $37.04 after a previous close of $36.94. The latest price was $37.49 (25-minute delay). Adtalem Global Education is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion and employs 4,682 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,739,454,080
  • P/E ratio: 36.4857
  • PEG ratio: 0.5928

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9. TAL Education Group (TAL)

TAL Education Group provides K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers tutoring services to K-12 students covering various academic subjects, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, political science, English, and Chinese. It provides tutoring services primarily through small-class services under the Xueersi, Xueersi Online School, First Leap, Tipaipai, Xiaohou AI, Xiaohoucode, Aiqidao, Mamabang, Kaoyanbang, and Shunshunliuxue brand names; and personalized premium services under Izhikang name.

TAL Education Group stock opened the day at $6.68 after a previous close of $6.78. The latest price was $6.16 (25-minute delay). TAL Education Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion and employs 16,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,717,227,008
  • PEG ratio: 1.84

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10. Zoom Video Communications (ZM)

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides unified communications platform in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers Zoom Meetings that offers HD video, voice, chat, and content sharing through mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones, and conference room systems; Zoom Phone, an enterprise cloud phone system; and Zoom Chat enables users to share messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Zoom Video Communications stock opened the day at $78.07 after a previous close of $79.54. The latest price was $77.07 (25-minute delay). Zoom Video Communications is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.3 billion and employs 8,422 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $21,924,149,248
  • P/E ratio: 31.9149
  • PEG ratio: 10.9451

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11. New Oriental Education-and-Technology (EDU)

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services under the New Oriental brand in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Educational Services and Test Preparation Courses; Online Education and Other Services; Overseas Study Consulting Services; and Others segments.

New Oriental Education-and-Technology stock opened the day at $8.78 after a previous close of $9.54. The latest price was $8.31 (25-minute delay). New Oriental Education-and-Technology is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion and employs 46,653 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $7,544,216,576
  • PEG ratio: 1.4776

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How to buy education stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these education stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like CHGG or GSX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the education stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the school and learning industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in education stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — education stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the school and learning industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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