Is 2U Inc a Buy? The Stock Had Bullish Options Activity Today

 Is 2U Inc a Buy? The Stock Had Bullish Options Activity Today

In today’s session 2U Inc (TWOU) registered an unusually high (278) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious TWOU increase. With 278 contracts traded and 3124 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TWOU170120C00035000 closed last at: $1.15 or 21.1% up. About 61,831 shares traded hands. 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) has risen 45.59% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.61% the S&P500.

2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. $42 is the highest target while $31 is the lowest. The $38.17 average target is 11.09% above today’s ($34.36) stock price. 2U has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, October 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Compass Point on Friday, August 5 with “Buy”. Compass Point maintained 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, August 7. The stock of 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, August 5. Needham initiated 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) rating on Friday, July 15. Needham has “Buy” rating and $40 price target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 27. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, February 26. The company was maintained on Friday, February 26 by Compass Point.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “2U, Inc. is an education technology company. It is a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that enables nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their education to students anywhere. The Company offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social work, science, public administration, healthcare, laws, education, and business administration. It also offers a suite of technology-enabled services including content development, student acquisition, and state authorization services, as well as application advising, student and faculty support, and in-program student field placements. 2U, Inc. is based in Landover, Maryland.”

2U, Inc. is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud software-as-a-service combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The company has a market cap of $1.71 billion. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of an online learning environment, Online Campus, which acts as the hub for student and faculty academic and social interaction, and activities applications. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm also provides technology-enabled services that support the complete lifecycle of a higher education program.

TWOU Company Profile

2U, Inc., incorporated on April 2, 2008, is a well-known provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of an online learning environment, Online Campus, which acts as the hub for student and faculty academic and social interaction, and activities applications. The Firm also provides technology-enabled services that support the complete lifecycle of a higher education program. The Company’s clients use the Online Campus portion of its Platform to offer educational content, instructor-led classes averaging over 10 students per session in a live setting, accessible through Web and mobile applications. The Company’s clients use the activities applications within its Platform to enable and support their online operations, and integrate those activities with their existing university systems. These applications provide the content management, admissions application processing, customer relationship management, and other functionality necessary to operate its clients’ programs. The Company’s Platform also provides clients with real-time data and analytical insight related to student performance and engagement, student and faculty satisfaction, and enrollment.

More notable recent 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “2U, Inc. Pops on Another Quarterly Beat and Raise” on November 04, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “2U, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results” published on November 03, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “2U, Inc. to Host Investor Day on November 15, 2016” on October 25, 2016. More interesting news about 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “2U, Inc. to Announce 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results on Thursday …” published on October 13, 2016 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Cathy Graham of 2U Inc. (Video)” with publication date: July 14, 2016.

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