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Taking On Challenges And Growing? – 2U Inc. (TWOU)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for 2U Inc. (TWOU) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.01, or 0.16%, to $6.36. The 2U Inc. has recorded 1,878 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that International Council of E-Commerce Consultants Launches Cybersecurity Essentials Professional Certificate Program on edX.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Education & Training Services industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $6.35 and fluctuated between $6.70 as its day high and $6.29 as its day low. The current market capitalization of 2U Inc. is $486.54M. A total of 0.58 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 978.25K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, TWOU has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 42 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,451,697 shares during that period but sold 192,573.

In the most recent transaction, CHERNIS MARK bought 10,000 shares of TWOU for 9.92 per share on Feb 15. After the transaction, the Chief Operating Officer now owns 349,939 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 15, Peters Gregory K bought 49,663 shares at 10.07 per share. TWOU shares that Director owns now total 164,589.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Paucek Christopher J acquired of 26,040 shares on Feb 14 at a per-share price of $9.64. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 603,670 shares of TWOU after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MAEDER PAUL A bought 110,000 shares at $9.43 per share on Feb 14. Company shares held by the Director now total 182,686.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for TWOU in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $10.29 with high estimates of $19.00 and low estimates of $7.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, TWOU has a high of $18.24 and a low of $4.70.

As of this writing, TWOU has an earnings estimate of -$0.03 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.1 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.28. The company reported an EPS of -$0.24 in the last quarter, which was 7.70% higher than expectations of -$0.26.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its 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, 14 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 TWOU is Hold with a score of 3.75. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 7 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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