Morgan Stanley Upgrade Boosts Laureate Education Shares by Over 5%

August 9, 2023

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After Morgan Stanley upgraded the company’s stock from equalweight to overweight on Monday, its stock rose by over 5%. Morgan Stanley also increased the price target for Laureate Education ($NASDAQ:LAUR). As a leading provider of higher education, Laureate Education has been a reliable source of education for the past decade, and its network of students, institutions, and faculty members is testament to that. With the stock already having seen an increase of over 5%, it is likely that further upgrades will further benefit the company’s shares.


At GoodWhale, we recently conducted an analysis of LAUREATE EDUCATION‘s financials. We classified them as a ‘rhino’ based on our Star Chart, which indicates that they have achieved moderate revenue or earnings growth. As a result, we believe that investors who are looking for a moderate return over time may be interested in this company. When it comes to financial metrics, we believe LAUREATE EDUCATION is strong in cash flow, medium in profitability and weak in asset, dividend, and growth. Additionally, their health score of 6/10 indicates that they have a moderate level of financial stability and may be able to safely ride out any crisis without the risk of bankruptcy. More…

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  • About the Company

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  • Income Snapshot

    Below shows the total revenue, net income and net margin for Laureate Education. More…

    Total Revenues Net Income Net Margin
    1.36k 99.93 10.1%
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    Below shows the cash from operations, investing and financing for Laureate Education. More…

    Operations Investing Financing
    211.38 13.82 -281.07
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    Below shows the total assets, liabilities and book value per share for Laureate Education. More…

    Total Assets Total Liabilities Book Value Per Share
    2.17k 1.2k 6.19
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  • Key Ratios Snapshot

    Some of the financial key ratios for Laureate Education are shown below. More…

    3Y Rev Growth 3Y Operating Profit Growth Operating Margin
    -23.0% 3.3% 18.7%
    FCF Margin ROE ROA
    11.2% 17.7% 7.3%
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    The competition between Laureate Education Inc and its competitors is intense. Each company is vying for market share in the international education market. They are all trying to attract the best students and offer the most competitive programs. The competition is good for students because it drives down prices and improves the quality of the programs.

    – OneSmart International Education Group Ltd ($NYSE:ONE)

    Wisdom Education International Holdings Co Ltd is a provider of educational services in China. The company operates through three segments: K-12 Education, Vocational Education, and Online Education. It offers educational programs and services for students from kindergarten to grade 12, as well as for adults and working professionals. The company also provides online education services through its website and mobile app. Wisdom Education International Holdings Co Ltd is headquartered in Beijing, China.


    Investing analysis of Laureate Education has been positive of late, with Morgan Stanley recently upgrading the stock to overweight from equalweight and raising its target price. This has been reflected in the stock market, as Laureate Education shares rose more than 5% in Monday trading. Analysts have cited the company’s strong financials, international expansion opportunities, and innovative approach to higher education as the key drivers for its positive outlook. Overall the sentiment for Laureate Education is bullish, and investors may see further upside in the near future.

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