What Are The Chances Of Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE) Becoming A Clear Buy?

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Volume reached 21,325 shares, with price reaching a high of $94.86 and a low of $94.86. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that GRAND CANYON EDUCATION, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2022 RESULTS.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, LOPE falls under the Consumer Defensive sector while operating within the Education & Training Services industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $94.86 and fluctuated between $97.00 as its day high and $94.86 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Grand Canyon Education Inc. is $3.09B. A total of 0.19 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 347.97K shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LOPE has seen 5 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 4,170 and the disposition of 4,165 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 12 BUYs and 13 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 51,872 shares during that period but sold 21,741.

In the most recent transaction, Browning Lori sold 1,000 shares of LOPE for 90.37 per share on Jun 07. After the transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer now owns 15,369 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 11, Claypatch Kathy J. sold 800 shares at 92.16 per share. LOPE shares that Chief Information Officer owns now total 8,462.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LOPE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $112.00 with high estimates of $115.00 and low estimates of $110.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LOPE has a high of $102.04 and a low of $70.00.

As of this writing, LOPE has an earnings estimate of $0.84 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.84 per share and a lower estimate of $0.84. The company reported an EPS of $1.72 in the last quarter, which was 1.18% higher than expectations of $1.7.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 3 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LOPE is Buy with a score of 5.00. A total of 2 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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