Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Strayer Education (STRA) Stock Price

Press coverage about Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Strayer Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the health services provider an impact score of 46.077387079373 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.

Shares of Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) opened at $92.98 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,038.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.57 and a beta of 0.91. Strayer Education has a 52 week low of $71.31 and a 52 week high of $100.72.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on STRA shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $118.00 target price (up from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Strayer Education presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $102.25.

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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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