Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

News headlines about Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Grand Canyon Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.4043082504101 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) traded down $1.81 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $92.14. 162,257 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 285,589. Grand Canyon Education has a fifty-two week low of $56.52 and a fifty-two week high of $96.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. The company has a market capitalization of $4,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.92, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.35.

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $236.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $231.43 million. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 19.32% and a return on equity of 21.40%. Grand Canyon Education’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.62 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Grand Canyon Education will post 3.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on LOPE. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Grand Canyon Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Grand Canyon Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $100.40.

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Grand Canyon Education Company Profile

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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