Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) Q4 2016 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 18.77% and a return on equity of 21.77%. Valuation of the business is $3.77 B, a PE book ratio of 22.00 along with a stock beta of 1.48. It has outperformed by 68.76% the S&P500. 6,730 are owned by Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can. Millennium Lc holds 58,703 shares. The stock declined 0.20% or $0.16 reaching $80.52 per share. About 37,326 shares traded. Quebecor, Inc. (TSE:QBR.B) has 0.00% since August 29, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 54.17% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.32, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. 166 funds opened positions while 553 raised stakes. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc sold 20,139 shares as Everbank Financial Corp. First Dallas stated it has 9,622 shares or 0.57% of all its holdings. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,697 shares of the company’s stock worth $193,000 after buying an additional 129 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 35,392 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Timucuan Asset Management Incorporated Fl holds 6.24% or 3.63 million shares. City Hldg stated it has 0.74% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Profit Mngmt has 1.56% invested in EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER). Arvest Bancorp Tru Division, Oklahoma-based fund reported 190,084 shares. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9154567624477 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Howard Cap Mgmt has 148,847 shares for 2.28% of their portfolio. Moreover, Somerville Kurt F has 0.42% invested in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) or 3,500 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 311,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $24,716,314.16. United Kingdom-based Aberdeen Asset Management Public Limited Uk has invested 0.05% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $568,100 activity. (NYSE:JPM) was sold by BACON ASHLEY. Monsanto Co (NYSE:MON) was reduced too. Therefore 0 are positive. Helmerich & Payne had 97 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 3 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. (NYSE:JPM) on Wednesday, September 7 with “Neutral” rating. (TSE:QBR.B) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 9. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Zacks.

Among 5 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Grand Canyon Education’s analysts are positive. Capella Education had 10 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOPE in report on Friday, August 5 with “Overweight” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. Reduces Stake in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. Barrington Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $70 target in Wednesday, October 26 report. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of LOPE in report on Monday, March 7 to “Outperform” rating. Alliancebernstein L P has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE). On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Grand Canyon Education has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.50.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $20.20 million activity. Meyer William Stan sold $1.41M worth of stock. Mildenhall Joseph N sold $505,379 worth of stock or 6,345 shares. MUELLER BRIAN E sold $1.98 million worth of Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) on Friday, March 10. $924,140 worth of Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) was sold by BACHUS DANIEL E on Friday, March 10. Another trade for 9,754 shares valued at $615,185 was sold by Roberts Brian M. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.34, for a total transaction of $2,380,200.00.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.35, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 13 investors sold Grand Canyon Education Inc shares while 84 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes.

Among 5 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.15. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE). First Citizens Natl Bank & invested in 78,546 shares or 0.67% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Voya Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 20,100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Valley National Advisers has an ownership of 2,562 stocks of the firms shares valued $183,000 after scooping up an extra 492 shares through out the previous quarter, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild raised its stake in Grand Canyon Education by 5.0% in the Q1. The New York-based Highbridge Management Llc has invested 0.02% in Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE). Majedie Asset Management Ltd has 55,911 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Liability Corporation holds 128,546 shares. Citadel Lc holds 23,487 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kidder Stephen W reported 0.41% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Pine River Capital Management Lp decreased Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE) stake by 51.79% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It also upped Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was raised too.

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