Berenberg lowered the price target for the Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) stock from “a Buy” to “a Hold”. The rating was released on January 28, 2022, according to finviz. The research report from Sidoti has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $114. In their research brief published November 09, 2018, Barrington Research analysts reiterated the Grand Canyon Education Inc. stock to Outperform with a price target of $150.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) dipped -10.74% to close Friday’s market session at $84.67, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $80.59 and $88.99 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 915284 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 340.26K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -11.87% within the last five trades and -6.27% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 8.32% in the last 6 months and -13.77% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. LOPE stock is trading at a margin of -8.57%, -7.16% and -4.13% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, LOPE deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -17.02 percent below its 52-week high and 20.96 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 -7.4. 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 Grand Canyon Education 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 30.50 percent and the profit margin is 26.60 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 56.60 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 $2.76 billion 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 for Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) is 14.18. 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 13.01. 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 3.06 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 4.17, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Browning Lori, the Chief Accounting Officer at Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) has sold 1,000 shares of firm on Jun 07 at a price of $90.37 against the total amount of $90370.0. In another inside trade, Claypatch Kathy J., Chief Information Officer of Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) sold 800 shares of the firm on Mar 11 for a total worth of $73728.0 at a price of $92.16.