Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) fell 1.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $49.52 and last traded at $49.60, with a volume of 78,819 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $50.23.

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

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $48.49 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $526.55 million and a PE ratio of 14.45.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last announced its quarterly 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. The business earned $108.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.21 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.11 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Strayer Education Inc. will post $3.20 EPS for the current year.

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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