2U (TWOU) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.08
Media stories about 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 2U earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.122667049454 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- 2U, Inc. (TWOU) Director Sells $238,050.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- 2U : Rani Hammond to join 2U as Chief People Officer (4-traders.com)
- Strong Buy stock rating to see: 2U, Inc. (TWOU) – Street Observer (press release) (streetobserver.com)
- Facebook, Inc. (FB) is at $173.05 per share and 2U, Inc. (TWOU) is listed at $52.80 – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
- Rani Hammond to join 2U as Chief People Officer – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) opened at 53.43 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $50.04 and a 200-day moving average of $44.80. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.56 billion. 2U has a 52-week low of $29.23 and a 52-week high of $55.24.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target (up from $56.00) on shares of 2U in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of 2U in a research report on Friday, September 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $58.00 price target for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of 2U from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of 2U from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $56.00 price target (up from $54.00) on shares of 2U in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. 2U has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.27.
In other 2U news, Director John M. Larson sold 150,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.79, for a total value of $7,018,500.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 16,065 shares in the company, valued at approximately $751,681.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Mark Chernis sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.90, for a total transaction of $238,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,825 shares in the company, valued at $1,048,742.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
2U Company Profile
2U, Inc is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company’s clients’ programs.
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