Chicago Equity Partners LLC Sells 6,725 Shares of Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) by 2.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 283,240 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,725 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.13% of Laureate Education worth $4,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Laureate Education by 735.1% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 686,605 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,839,000 after acquiring an additional 604,384 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Laureate Education during the second quarter valued at approximately $4,189,000. Raymond James & Associates increased its position in shares of Laureate Education by 5.2% during the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 95,215 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,364,000 after acquiring an additional 4,738 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in shares of Laureate Education by 15.1% during the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 524,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,515,000 after acquiring an additional 68,853 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its position in shares of Laureate Education by 7.6% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 580,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,325,000 after acquiring an additional 41,006 shares in the last quarter. 35.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ:LAUR opened at $15.08 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. Laureate Education Inc has a 12 month low of $12.70 and a 12 month high of $17.15. The company has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.57, a P/E/G ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.46.

In other Laureate Education news, CEO Paula R. Singer sold 7,703 shares of Laureate Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.74, for a total value of $113,542.22. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 45,255 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,058.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Alberta Lp Wengen sold 14,087,500 shares of Laureate Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.44, for a total transaction of $189,336,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 14,102,906 shares of company stock valued at $189,558,463. 4.59% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Laureate Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education in a research report on Wednesday, December 12th. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Laureate Education in a research report on Monday, November 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of Laureate Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Laureate Education from a “d-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Laureate Education currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.30.

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About Laureate Education

Laureate Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. It operates through six segments: Brazil, Mexico, Andean & Iberian, Central America & U.S. Campuses, EMEAA, and Online & Partnerships.

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