Media headlines about 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. 2U earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.0783424919077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- WPP embarks on new journey without Sorrell at the helm (feeds.reuters.com)
- UPDATE: 2U, Inc. (TWOU) PT Raised to $100 at Citi After Exploring International Graduate Program (streetinsider.com)
- Building Bigger, Faster GPU Clusters Using NVSwitches (nextplatform.com)
- Slicker servers, heaving racks, NVMe invasion: It’s been a big week in serverland (theregister.co.uk)
- International Graduate Program Opportunities Drive 2u’s (TWOU) PT To $100 at Citi (streetinsider.com)
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on TWOU. Goldman Sachs began coverage on 2U in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $92.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on 2U from $87.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. KeyCorp boosted their price objective on 2U from $90.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, March 12th. Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $92.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of 2U in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer boosted their target price on 2U from $77.00 to $91.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $86.17.
2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The software maker reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $86.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.12 million. 2U had a negative return on equity of 9.54% and a negative net margin of 10.26%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 51.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 EPS. analysts expect that 2U will post -0.79 EPS for the current year.
In other 2U news, insider James Kenigsberg sold 9,918 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.30, for a total transaction of $836,087.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 52,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,398,774. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Timothy M. Haley sold 45,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.67, for a total value of $3,990,150.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,508 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $399,724.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 64,993 shares of company stock valued at $5,689,172 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
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2U, Inc operates as an education technology company in the United States, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Graduate Program Segment and Short Course Segment. It offers front-end technology and services, including online learning platform, student and faculty and immersion support, accessibility, admissions application advising, in-program student field placements, and faculty recruiting.
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