Strayer Education (STRA) Upgraded at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday, February 5th.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on STRA. BMO Capital Markets reissued an outperform rating and set a $118.00 price objective (up from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Strayer Education from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating and issued a $96.00 price objective on shares of Strayer Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Strayer Education from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $102.25.

Strayer Education (STRA) opened at $90.99 on Monday. Strayer Education has a 52-week low of $71.31 and a 52-week high of $100.72. The firm has a market cap of $1,003.51, a P/E ratio of 28.44 and a beta of 0.91.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Strayer Education by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 28,454 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $2,652,000 after buying an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its holdings in Strayer Education by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 54,986 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $5,126,000 after buying an additional 385 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its holdings in Strayer Education by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 6,310 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $588,000 after buying an additional 470 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Strayer Education by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 5,070 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $473,000 after purchasing an additional 554 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. grew its holdings in shares of Strayer Education by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 20,388 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,779,000 after purchasing an additional 560 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.99% of the company’s stock.

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Strayer Education Company Profile

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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