Investing In Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ: LAUR): Why Should You?

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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Education & Training Services industry segment. The current market capitalization of Laureate Education Inc is $2.53B. A total of 1.72 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 721.57K shares.

In the most recent transaction, Snow Ian Kendell sold 2,114,928 shares of LAUR for 14.64 per share on May 06 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 05 ’24, del Corro Pedro sold 24,343 shares at 12.62 per share. LAUR shares that Director owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, del Corro Pedro disposed of 1,086 shares on Mar 05 ’24 at a per-share price of $12.62. This resulted in the Director holding 46,729 shares of LAUR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Wengen Alberta, LP sold 200 shares at $13.25 per share on Dec 04 ’23. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 18,405,416.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Laureate Education Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.00, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.00%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.87. LAUR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/14/2023 when it declared a $0.70 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/30/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/17/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/3/2022. The LAUR stock dividend was $1.36 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LAUR has a high of $15.91 and a low of $10.76.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. LAUR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $324.80M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $568.92M in debt and $371.93M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $6.02, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.14B.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 LAUR is Buy with a score of 4.50.

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