Laureate Story

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LAUR -- USA Stock  

USD 13.18  0.09  0.68%

Laureate Education is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 6th of May 2021. As many millenniums are getting excited about consumer defensive space, it is only fair to sum up the feasibility of shorting Laureate Education. We will evaluate why recent Laureate Education price moves suggest a bounce in March.
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Laureate Education is UNDERVALUED at 15.50 per share with modest projections ahead.
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What is happening with Laureate Education this year

Annual and quarterly reports issued by Laureate Education are formal financial statements that are published yearly and quarterly and sent to Laureate stockholders. The reports show and break down the current year's ongoing operations and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Annual reports have been a requirement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for businesses owned by the public since 1934.
Companies such as Laureate Education often view their annual report as an effective marketing tool to disseminate their perspective on company future earnings or innovations. With this in mind, many companies devote large sums of money to making their reports attractive and informative. In such instances, the annual report becomes a forum through which a company can communicate to the general public any number of topics that may or may not be directly related to the actual data published in the reports.

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 259.56 Million

Is Laureate a risky opportunity?

Let's check the volatility. Laureate is looking slightly risky at this time. Whether you invest your money or manage your clients' funds, remember that it is easy to forget that behind Laureate (NASDAQ:LAUR) stock is an actual business venture. So, do not let stock picking become an abstract concept by ignoring the elementary risk calculations. buying a share of a Laureate Education stock makes you a part-owner of that company.

Are you still wavering about Laureate Education?

Latest Market Risk Adjusted Performance is up to 0.07. Price may fall again. Laureate Education has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.38 and kurtosis of 0.92. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Laureate Education to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Laureate Education's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Laureate Education's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

The Bottom Line

While few other entities in the education & training services industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Laureate may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. While some retail investors may not share our view, we believe it may be a good time to increase your existing holdings in Laureate as the risk-reward trade off is appealing enough to hold a position. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Laureate Education.

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