News headlines about Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strayer Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the health services provider an impact score of 45.2436153764194 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $118.00 target price (up previously from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $87.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Strayer Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.50.

Shares of Strayer Education (STRA) traded up $0.58 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $94.16. 136,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 74,090. Strayer Education has a 12-month low of $69.96 and a 12-month high of $100.72. The company has a market cap of $1,001.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.61, a P/E/G ratio of 2.76 and a beta of 0.90.

Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The health services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.05). Strayer Education had a return on equity of 17.27% and a net margin of 8.52%. The company had revenue of $108.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $107.54 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Strayer Education will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. Strayer Education’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.57%.

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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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