Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) Given Average Rating of “Moderate Buy” by Analysts

Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRAGet Free Report) has been assigned an average rating of “Moderate Buy” from the four research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $94.00.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Strategic Education from $97.00 to $101.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Barrington Research increased their price objective on shares of Strategic Education from $95.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, StockNews.com raised shares of Strategic Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC raised its position in shares of Strategic Education by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC now owns 17,924 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $1,656,000 after acquiring an additional 142 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in Strategic Education by 2.3% during the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 6,752 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $508,000 after purchasing an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Castleview Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Strategic Education by 4.9% during the second quarter. Castleview Partners LLC now owns 3,743 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $254,000 after purchasing an additional 175 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Strategic Education by 16.0% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,441 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $95,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Strategic Education by 3.6% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,738 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $528,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the period. 97.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Strategic Education Stock Up 0.6 %

Shares of NASDAQ STRA opened at $95.56 on Wednesday. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $92.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $84.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Strategic Education has a 12-month low of $64.53 and a 12-month high of $97.24. The company has a market cap of $2.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 46.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.49.

Strategic Education Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th were given a $0.60 dividend. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 24th. Strategic Education’s payout ratio is 117.65%.

About Strategic Education

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Strategic Education, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides education services through campus-based and online post-secondary education, and programs to develop job-ready skills. It operates through three segments: U.S. Higher Education, Australia/New Zealand, and Education Technology Services. The company operates Strayer University that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, criminal justice, education, health services, information technology, and public administration at physical campuses located in the eastern United States, as well as through online; non-degree web and mobile application development courses through Hackbright Academy and Devmountain; and MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute.

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