Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday . 93,347 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1% from the previous session’s volume of 92,652 shares.The stock last traded at $51.16 and had previously closed at $50.23.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Strayer Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Wednesday, June 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.50.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $48.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $47.40. The company has a market capitalization of $547.36 million and a PE ratio of 15.02.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.32. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share. The business earned $108.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $109.21 million. The firm’s revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Strayer Education Inc. will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Strayer Education stock. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) by 1.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 59,712 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.56% of Strayer Education worth $3,590,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education services. The Company offers a range of academic programs through its subsidiaries, Strayer University, Inc (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, public administration and criminal justice at approximately 80 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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