Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) VP Gerard M. Knauer Sells 1,305 Shares

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAURGet Free Report) VP Gerard M. Knauer sold 1,305 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.78, for a total value of $20,592.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 16,628 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $262,389.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Laureate Education Stock Up 1.7 %

NASDAQ:LAUR opened at $15.20 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $2.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.54 and a beta of 0.78. Laureate Education, Inc. has a twelve month low of $11.34 and a twelve month high of $16.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $15.15 and a 200-day simple moving average of $13.94.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAURGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $275.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $269.35 million. Laureate Education had a net margin of 8.19% and a return on equity of 13.98%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.17) EPS. Analysts anticipate that Laureate Education, Inc. will post 1.29 EPS for the current year.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of Laureate Education from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quarry LP increased its holdings in Laureate Education by 52.4% during the 4th quarter. Quarry LP now owns 2,683 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 923 shares during the period. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC increased its stake in shares of Laureate Education by 24.4% during the first quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC now owns 3,889 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,000 after buying an additional 764 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its holdings in shares of Laureate Education by 33.0% in the third quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 6,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $93,000 after acquiring an additional 1,633 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Laureate Education in the first quarter valued at about $151,000. Finally, CenterBook Partners LP purchased a new stake in Laureate Education in the fourth quarter worth about $195,000. Institutional investors own 96.27% of the company’s stock.

Laureate Education Company Profile

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Laureate Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, offers higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. The company provides a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs.

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