Boston Partners Grows Position in Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR)

Boston Partners raised its position in Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAURFree Report) by 25.6% in the third quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 5,124,756 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,045,373 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in Laureate Education were worth $72,288,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of LAUR. Quarry LP grew its holdings in Laureate Education by 380.2% during the second quarter. Quarry LP now owns 2,718 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,000 after acquiring an additional 2,152 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada grew its holdings in Laureate Education by 31.9% in the third quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,481 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,000 after purchasing an additional 841 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its holdings in Laureate Education by 21.0% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 4,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $60,000 after purchasing an additional 858 shares during the last quarter. Premier Fund Managers Ltd acquired a new stake in Laureate Education in the second quarter valued at $62,000. Finally, Federated Hermes Inc. grew its holdings in Laureate Education by 178.7% in the third quarter. Federated Hermes Inc. now owns 6,767 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,000 after purchasing an additional 4,339 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.02% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, major shareholder Alberta Lp Wengen sold 103,850 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.38, for a total transaction of $1,389,513.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,751,734 shares in the company, valued at $277,658,200.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 897,233 shares of company stock worth $11,768,314. 2.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

LAUR has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on Laureate Education in a report on Friday, October 6th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. TheStreet downgraded Laureate Education from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th.

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Laureate Education Stock Down 1.8 %

Shares of NASDAQ:LAUR opened at $12.73 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. Laureate Education, Inc. has a 52-week low of $10.25 and a 52-week high of $14.81. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $13.22 and its 200-day simple moving average is $13.57. The company has a market capitalization of $2.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.21 and a beta of 0.72.

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAURGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Laureate Education had a return on equity of 11.85% and a net margin of 7.39%. The business had revenue of $361.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $363.14 million. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Laureate Education, Inc. will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Laureate Education Profile

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Laureate Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, offers higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. The company provides a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs.

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