Media coverage about TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TAL Education Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.16 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 23 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:
- TAL Education Group (TAL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) Stock Ticks -1.13% – Concord … – Concord Register (concordregister.com)
- Is It Overvalued? Look at the P/S Ratio: MaxLinear, Inc. (MXL), TAL … – AllStockNews (allstocknews.com)
- TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) Stock Ticks -1.13% – Concord Register (concordregister.com)
- BULL Market Hottest Stocks Quick Look – CVNA, HOME, TCI, XRF, EDU, MBI, DDR, GTN, SSI, TLRD, RTEC, MYE, MLP, ARC (fxpips.com)
A number of research analysts have recently commented on TAL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TAL Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of TAL Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $133.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Benchmark Co. upped their price objective on shares of TAL Education Group to $137.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 price objective on shares of TAL Education Group in a research note on Tuesday, March 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of TAL Education Group in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $96.94.
Shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE TAL) traded up 2.07% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $122.82. The stock had a trading volume of 61,277 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $122.02 and a 200 day moving average of $95.35. The firm has a market cap of $10.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 94.48 and a beta of 0.13. TAL Education Group has a one year low of $52.83 and a one year high of $134.00.
TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.09. TAL Education Group had a return on equity of 18.24% and a net margin of 11.00%. The company had revenue of $316.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288.53 million. TAL Education Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 80.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that TAL Education Group will post $2.07 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 11th were paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 9th.
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TAL Education Group Company Profile
TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter.
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