News articles about 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 2U earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the software maker an impact score of 47.0491844851896 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) traded down $0.19 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $73.76. The company had a trading volume of 332,692 shares, compared to its average volume of 352,167. The stock has a market cap of $3,840.00, a PE ratio of -110.09 and a beta of -0.20. 2U has a 1 year low of $32.77 and a 1 year high of $75.80. The company has a current ratio of 3.48, a quick ratio of 3.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05.

2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The software maker reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $70.25 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $69.36 million. 2U had a negative return on equity of 13.02% and a negative net margin of 12.49%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.06) EPS. equities research analysts predict that 2U will post -0.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded 2U from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of 2U in a research report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of 2U in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Barrington Research reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of 2U in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on 2U from $66.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.36.

In other 2U news, insider James Kenigsberg sold 9,545 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.86, for a total value of $599,998.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Christopher J. Paucek sold 145,220 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.83, for a total value of $9,269,392.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 181,923 shares of company stock worth $11,588,620. 8.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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2U Company Profile

2U, Inc is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company’s clients’ programs.

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