Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Share Price

News coverage about Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9874252232972 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on LOPE. Zacks Investment Research cut Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their price target on shares of Grand Canyon Education from $83.00 to $92.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up from $98.00) on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.40.

Shares of Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE) traded up $0.31 during trading on Thursday, hitting $93.91. 205,572 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 286,803. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Grand Canyon Education has a one year low of $56.52 and a one year high of $96.15. The company has a market capitalization of $4,443.96, a PE ratio of 24.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.35.

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.05. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 19.32% and a return on equity of 21.40%. The business had revenue of $236.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $231.43 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Grand Canyon Education will post 3.9 EPS for the current year.

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About Grand Canyon Education

Grand Canyon Education, Inc is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees.

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