Laureate Story

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LAUR -- USA Stock  

USD 13.40  0.37  2.84%

As many millenniums are trying to avoid consumer defensive space, it makes sense to sum up Laureate Education a little further and try to understand its current market patterns. As expected, Laureate Education is starting to reaffirm its true potential as retail investors are becoming more and more confident in the future outlook. The returns on investing in Laureate Education and the market returns of the last few months appear uncorrelated to each other. Weak technical and fundamental indicators of the enterprise may also connote signs of long-running losses for Laureate retail investors. Laureate Education is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 4th of November 2020.
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Will Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) price continue to spike in September?
This firm's average rating is Buy from 6 analysts. Do analysts base this consensus on technical analyses? We know that typical technical analysis utilizes price momentum, patterns, and trends looking at historical prices. It aims to identify signals based on Laureate Education market sentiment investors' perception of the future value of Laureate. Let us look at a few aspects of Laureate technical analysis.
Using predictive technical analysis, we will analyze different prices and returns patterns and diagnose historical swings to determine the real value of Laureate Education. In general, we focus on analyzing Laureate Education stock price patterns and their correlations with different microeconomic environment and drivers. We also apply predictive analytics to build Laureate Education's daily price indicators and compare them against related drivers such as momentum indicators and various other types of predictive indicators. Using this methodology combined with a more conventional technical analysis and fundamental analysis, we attempt to find the most accurate representation of Laureate Education's intrinsic value. In addition to deriving basic predictive indicators for Laureate Education, we also check how macroeconomic factors affect Laureate Education price patterns. Please read more on our technical analysis page or use our predictive modules below to complement your research.

How does Laureate Stands against Peers?

Analyzing Laureate Education competition or peers my help you to expand the diversification possibilities of your existing portfolios and to get a better perspective on locking in new positions. Try to analyze the advantages of investing in traded instruments related to Laureate Education across multiple sectors and thematic ideas. A good competitive analysis can cover a lot of different areas. But what areas to choose depends on who you are. The more exhaustive you are in your analysis, the more effective your competitive analysis will be.
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How Laureate utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Laureate Education, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Laureate Education is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Laureate Education cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Laureate Education Net Cash Flow from Operations is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Laureate Education reported last year Net Cash Flow from Operations of 339.77 Million

Closer look at Laureate Education Standard Deviation

Laureate Education has current Standard Deviation of 4.26. The Standard Deviation is a measure of how spread out the prices or returns of an asset are on average. It is the most widely used risk indicator in the field of investing and finance. Standard Deviation is commonly used to measure confidence in statistical conclusions regarding certain equity instruments or portfolios of equities.

Standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return of an investment to measure the investment's volatility. Standard deviation is also known as historical volatility and is used by investors as a gauge for the amount of expected market volatility. A large standard deviation usually indicates that the data points are far from the mean and a small standard deviation indicates that they are clustered closely around the mean.

Standard Deviation 
SQRT = Square root notation
V =   Variance of Laureate Education returns
Let's now compare Laureate Education Standard Deviation to its closest peers:

Possible September throwback of Laureate?

Latest treynor ratio is at -2.72. Laureate Education shows above-average downside volatility for the selected time horizon. We advise investors to inspect Laureate Education further and ensure that all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with the estimation of Laureate Education future alpha.

The Bottom Line

While some other companies within the education & training services industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, Laureate Education may offer a potential longer-term growth to retail investors. To sum up, as of the 6th of August 2020, our primary 30 days Buy-Hold-Sell recommendation on the enterprise is Strong Sell. However, we believe Laureate Education is currently undervalued with below average odds of financial turmoil for the next two years.

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