News coverage about Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Strayer Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the health services provider an impact score of 45.0736908133217 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) opened at $91.36 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,020.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.10 and a beta of 0.90. Strayer Education has a 12 month low of $71.31 and a 12 month high of $100.72.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The health services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $108.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $107.54 million. Strayer Education had a net margin of 8.52% and a return on equity of 17.27%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Strayer Education will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.09%. Strayer Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.57%.

STRA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Strayer Education from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price objective on shares of Strayer Education in a research note on Monday, December 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective (up previously from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $102.25.

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Strayer Education Company Profile

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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