Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Strayer Education Inc (NASDAQ:STRA) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 2,122 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $190,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Stifel Financial Corp bought a new stake in Strayer Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $202,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Strayer Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $211,000. M&T Bank Corp bought a new stake in Strayer Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $212,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Strayer Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $203,000. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new stake in Strayer Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $208,000. 94.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Strayer Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $87.00 price target on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up previously from $99.00) on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $102.25.

Strayer Education Inc (STRA) opened at $92.04 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1,027.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.30 and a beta of 0.91. Strayer Education Inc has a twelve month low of $71.31 and a twelve month high of $100.72.

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Strayer Education Profile

Strayer Education, Inc is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA)

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