Macquarie raised the price target for the 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on July 25, 2022, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on May 25, 2022 by Piper Sandler that downgraded the stock from a Neutral to an Underweight with a price target of $9 for TWOU stock. The research report from Cantor Fitzgerald has initiated the stock to Neutral, with a price target set at $12. In their research brief published February 10, 2022, Berenberg analysts downgraded the 2U Inc. stock from Buy to Hold with a price target of $17.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) dipped -0.98% to close Friday’s market session at $9.09, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $8.73 and $9.24 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 929447 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.86 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -7.15% within the last five trades and -27.28% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -42.58% in the last 6 months and -2.88% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. TWOU stock is trading at a margin of -11.62%, -7.90% and -39.76% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, TWOU deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -78.43 percent below its 52-week high and 24.86 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -65.7. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does 2U Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -26.10 percent and the profit margin is -32.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 52.10 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $719.20 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 2272.50. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.74 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.16, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Peters Gregory K, the Director at 2U Inc. (TWOU) has bought 49,663 shares of firm on Feb 15 at a price of $10.07 against the total amount of $0.5 million. In another inside trade, CHERNIS MARK, Chief Operating Officer of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) bought 10,000 shares of the firm on Feb 15 for a total worth of $99200.0 at a price of $9.92. An inside trade which took place on Feb 14, Chief Operating Officer of 2U Inc. CHERNIS MARK bought 33,482 shares of firm against total price of $0.3 million at the cost of $9.10 per share.