2U Inc. (TWOU): Key fundamentals of TWOU

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2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of 5.39% or $1.93 shares. The trading starts at $35.98 and closed at $35.81 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $35.90 and day high was $37.815 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 1.87 million while its average volume is 1.96M. In other hand, the TWOU market cap reached to $2.41B. While, its current target price is $37.74 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 6.37% and up 6.15% for month. Its quarterly performance was 71.70% above, while its half year performance is up 53.48%. TWOU yearly performance stood at positive 2.03% and rise 57.32% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for 2U Inc. is 2.10.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. TWOU EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -4.34. EPS for this year is -458.10%, while for the next year its value is -0.82. Its EPS Q/Q reached -154.80%. It has an EPS of -33.40% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 25.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on TWOU for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 6 of 12 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 5 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 13 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 13, 0 rated it sell, 6 rated it as Buy and 6 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $22.00-$44.00. Average target price for TWOU was reached at $34.90.

ARK Investment Management, LLC, ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in 2U Inc. (TWOU) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, ARK Investment Management, LLC has 6.76 million shares which valued 143.42 million. On Mar 30, 2020, ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC owned 5.76 million shares which valued at 122.22 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 5.69 million shares which valued at 120.83 million. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 8.90% shares outstanding of 2U Inc. (TWOU) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 3.00%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -4.34. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 12 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.42, while -0.43 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for TWOU published in the report was -0.76–0.3 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was -0.43 which is lower than -0.33 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for TWOU rise 59.38% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 21.61% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 8.21%. The moving average value for 2U Inc. (TWOU) is 25.70 and 34.55 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in TWOU stock. On Jun 12, Kenigsberg James, Chief Technology Officer, sold 33,000 trading shares at the cost of $32.87, which valued at 1.08 million. On Mar 06, Kenigsberg James, Chief Technology Officer, sold 3,856 shares at the cost of $30.00, with total shares of 172,906. On Aug 14, CHERNIS MARK, Chief Operating Officer, bought 32,250 shares at the cost of 15.47. After this transaction, CHERNIS MARK total shares reached to 104,508 which valued at 0.5 million.