Macquarie raised the price target for the 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on July 12, 2021. The research report from Morgan Stanley has initiated the stock to Equal-Weight, with a price target set at $39. The stock was upgraded by Credit Suisse, who disclosed in a research note on July 31, 2020, from Neutral to Outperform and set the price objective to $48. In their research brief published July 16, 2020, Jefferies analysts initiated the 2U Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $50.
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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 -0.94% to close Friday’s market session at $41.24, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $41.10 and $41.96 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 878085 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.13 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.98% within the last five trades and -4.78% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -10.79% in the last 6 months and 9.58% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. TWOU stock is trading at a margin of -6.49%, -0.11% and 4.23% 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 -30.97 percent below its 52-week high and 44.96 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 14.09. 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 -22.90 percent and the profit margin is -26.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 50.40 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 $3.25 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. 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 3.91 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.34, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
CHERNIS MARK, the Chief Operating Officer at 2U Inc. (TWOU) has sold 6,888 shares of firm on Jul 26 at a price of $45.71 against the total amount of $0.31 million. In another inside trade, Lalljie Paul S, Chief Financial Officer of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) sold 50,625 shares of the firm on Jun 30 for a total worth of $2.12 million at a price of $41.91. An inside trade which took place on Feb 04, Chief Technology Officer of 2U Inc. Kenigsberg James sold 41,042 shares of firm against total price of $1.93 million at the cost of $47.00 per share.