Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Reaches $111.16 52-Week High; Shutterfly (SFLY)’s Sentiment Is 1.09

April 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Shutterfly Inc (SFLY) investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.08, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 84 funds increased or started new positions, while 77 reduced and sold equity positions in Shutterfly Inc. The funds in our database now possess: 33.16 million shares, down from 33.36 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Shutterfly Inc in top ten positions decreased from 10 to 7 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 23 Reduced: 54 Increased: 54 New Position: 30.

The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) hit a new 52-week high and has $117.83 target or 6.00% above today’s $111.16 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $5.35 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 18 by Barchart.com. If the $117.83 price target is reached, the company will be worth $321.00 million more. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $111.16. About 89,272 shares traded. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has risen 52.78% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, up 24.11% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.12 per share. LOPE’s profit will be $66.90 million for 19.99 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.19 actual earnings per share reported by Grand Canyon Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.81% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Grand Canyon Education has $115.0 highest and $39 lowest target. $78.44’s average target is -29.44% below currents $111.16 stock price. Grand Canyon Education had 24 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $41 target in Tuesday, September 1 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $53 target in Friday, August 5 report. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded the shares of LOPE in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Piper Jaffray. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. BMO Capital Markets maintained Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) on Tuesday, April 10 with “Buy” rating.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $5.35 billion. It offers approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across nine colleges online and on ground through campus in Phoenix, Arizona; leased facilities; and facilities owned by third party employers. It has a 26.34 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had 81,900 students enrolled in its programs.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold Grand Canyon Education, Inc. shares while 90 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 41.77 million shares or 0.68% less from 42.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas accumulated 15,620 shares. 22,369 are held by Legal General Public Ltd. 78,029 were accumulated by Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.01% or 48,947 shares. Acadian Asset Limited Liability Corp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 76,546 shares stake. Loomis Sayles And Com L P owns 490,820 shares. Valley Advisers has 2,581 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Chesapeake Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co has 1.37% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Moreover, Connor Clark Lunn Invest has 0.02% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 30,050 shares. Huntington Financial Bank reported 0% stake. Franklin Res stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Maverick Limited has 0.09% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 83,260 shares. Telemus Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 110 shares. Zebra Cap Management Limited Liability Company owns 8,455 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Shutterfly’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Shutterfly, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $47.0 while the high is $52.0. The stock’s average target of $49.50 is -40.55% below today’s ($83.26) share price. SFLY was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 27, 2016. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Needham to “Hold”. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 2 report. Axiom Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Thursday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Aegis Capital.

Shutterfly, Inc. manufactures and retails personalized services and products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in the European Community. The company has market cap of $2.76 billion. The firm operates through Consumer and Shutterfly Business Solutions divisions. It has a 94.61 P/E ratio. It offers a range of personalized photo services and products that enable clients to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 23 selling transactions for $30.98 million activity.

The stock increased 0.64% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $83.26. About 348,350 shares traded. Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY) has risen 76.18% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.63% the S&P500.

P2 Capital Partners Llc holds 9.14% of its portfolio in Shutterfly, Inc. for 1.56 million shares. Freshford Capital Management Llc owns 958,938 shares or 8.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc has 8.51% invested in the company for 425,000 shares. The New York-based Fine Capital Partners L.P. has invested 7.4% in the stock. Park West Asset Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 1.61 million shares.

Analysts await Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $-0.95 earnings per share, down 13.10% or $0.11 from last year’s $-0.84 per share. After $3.11 actual earnings per share reported by Shutterfly, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -130.55% negative EPS growth.

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