Technicalspeculator.com’s Trade-of-the-Week: Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR)

By Tech_Spec
7-September-2019 2:37:02 PM
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This week’s trade comes from the consumer discretionary sector, special consumer services industry.

Company profile: Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. It operates through five segments: Brazil, Mexico, Andean, Rest of World, and Online & Partnerships. The company offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. It also operates online institutions that offer professional degree programs primarily for working adults with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

Fundamentals:

Trailing P/E: 4.33, Forward P/E: 17.60

EPS: 4.23, PEG: 0.30

P/S: 1.28, P/B: 1.32

Profit margin: 28.57%, Operating margin: 9.26%

ROA: 2.74%, ROE: -0.72%

Qrtly earnings growth: 248.30%

Additional fundamental data: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/LAUR/key-statistics?p=LAUR

Technicals:

LAUR has recently broken out of a 15-month consolidation

New 52-week high

Buying momentum (RSI) is positive and rising

Buying volume is increasing

1st support level is at $17.00

Safety stop is at $ $16.20

The target is $20.90

Suggested buying approach: As LAUR has just broken out, buy a full position now. Always use a 3% trailing stop.

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Author: Tech_Spec

Canada’s only Master of Financial Technical Analysis (MFTA). This 4 – 5 year program offered by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) in England is regarded as the global standard. • Instructor of Technical Analysis for the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). My role is teaching market analysis to industry professionals. • Financial Technical Analyst offering 25 years experience in the financial and investment service industry. • Editor and owner of the Technicalspeculator.com, an on-line independent financial market research and newsletter website. • Registered Securities Advisor

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