Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) Reaches $14.86 After 3.00% Up Move; SOLVAY ET CIE SA A SHS ORDINARY SHARES (SVYSF) Shorts Down By 14.92%

May 16, 2018 - By Matthew Harris

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The stock of Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.92% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $14.86. About 293,817 shares traded. Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) has declined 0.96% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.51% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $3.33B company. It was reported on May, 16 by Barchart.com. We have $15.31 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:LAUR worth $99.81M more.

SOLVAY ET CIE SA A SHS ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:SVYSF) had a decrease of 14.92% in short interest. SVYSF’s SI was 1.00 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 14.92% from 1.18 million shares previously. The SI to SOLVAY ET CIE SA A SHS ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 1.47%. It closed at $132.33 lastly. It is down 0.00% since May 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. The company has market cap of $3.33 billion. It operates through four divisions: LatAm, Europe, AMEA, and GPS. It has a 40.6 P/E ratio. The LatAm segment consists of campus institutions that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs; and offers online and hybrid courses and programs.

Among 10 analysts covering Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Laureate Education had 22 analyst reports since February 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, February 27 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of LAUR in report on Monday, February 27 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Tuesday, August 29 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, February 27. Piper Jaffray maintained Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) rating on Thursday, July 20. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $1900 target. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $18.0 target in Thursday, September 14 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, November 20. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 17.

More recent Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Laureate Education Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 09, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Laureate Education’s (LAUR) CEO Eilif Serck-Hanssen on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Laureate Education Announces Date of First Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call” with publication date: May 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 125.00% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.28 per share. LAUR’s profit will be $141.05M for 5.90 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Laureate Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -175.00% EPS growth.

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