In What Direction Will 2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TWOU) Stock Goes From Here?

The closing price of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) was $6.66 for the day, up 4.80% from the previous closing price of $6.35. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.31 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1975127 shares were traded. TWOU stock price reached its highest trading level at $6.80 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $6.20.

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Our analysis of TWOU’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.00 and its Current Ratio is at 1.00. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.88 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.88.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Credit Suisse on November 22, 2022, initiated with a Neutral rating and assigned the stock a target price of $8.

On November 08, 2022, Piper Sandler Upgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Underweight and also lowered its target price recommendation from $8 to $7.

Macquarie Downgraded its Outperform to Neutral on July 25, 2022, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $11.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 15 when CHERNIS MARK bought 10,000 shares for $9.92 per share. The transaction valued at 99,200 led to the insider holds 349,939 shares of the business.

Peters Gregory K bought 49,663 shares of TWOU for $500,106 on Feb 15. The Director now owns 164,589 shares after completing the transaction at $10.07 per share. On Feb 14, another insider, Paucek Christopher J, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, bought 26,040 shares for $9.64 each. As a result, the insider paid 251,026 and bolstered with 603,670 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.51 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.05.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, TWOU has reached a high of $18.24, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $4.70. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 7.12, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 8.36.

Shares Statistics:

TWOU traded an average of 974.54K shares per day over the past three months and 757.69k shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 77.69M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 75.42M. Insiders hold about 3.00% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 99.00% stake in the company. Shares short for TWOU as of Oct 13, 2022 were 7.24M with a Short Ratio of 6.91M, compared to 7.68M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 9.35% and a Short% of Float of 12.53%.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 13 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.03 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.1 and a low estimate of -$0.28, while EPS last year was -$0.23. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.15, with high estimates of $0.31 and low estimates of -$0.65.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.03 and -$0.55 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of -$0.13. EPS for the following year is $0.37, with 13 analysts recommending between $0.95 and -$0.52.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 13 analysts have provided revenue estimates for TWOU’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $977.25M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $958.3M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $962.43M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $945.68M, up 1.80% from the average estimate. Based on 13 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $995.04M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.07B and the low estimate is $884.1M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 3.40% from the average revenue estimate for this year.