Laureate Education (LAUR) Stock “Buy” Rating Kept at Robert W. Baird; The Price Objective is Set to $16.0; Keycorp (KEY)’s Sentiment Is 1.1

KeyCorp operates as the bank holding firm for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $21.69 billion. The companyÂ’s Key Community Bank segment offers deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans, including residential mortgages, home equity, credit cards, and various installment loans; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. It has a 17.51 P/E ratio. This segment also provides commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment, insurance including commercial property and casualty, as well as captive insurance and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, derivatives, and foreign exchange services to mid-sized businesses.

The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $13.56. About 526,611 shares traded. Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) has 0.00% since December 31, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) to report earnings on January, 18 before the open. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 16.13% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.31 per share. KEY’s profit will be $387.15 million for 14.01 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by KeyCorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth.

Tegean Capital Management Llc holds 5.72% of its portfolio in KeyCorp for 575,000 shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 791,564 shares or 5.5% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. has 4.92% invested in the company for 673,776 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Schneider Capital Management Corp has invested 4.23% in the stock. Fsi Group Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 249,744 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of KeyCorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating KeyCorp, 3 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $15.0 while the high is $19.0. The stock’s average target of $16.75 is -16.96% below today’s ($20.17) share price. KEY was included in 12 notes of analysts from August 29, 2016. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, October 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Standpoint Research. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, October 25 with “Outperform”. The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) earned “Buy” rating by Rafferty on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral” on Monday, August 29. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Susquehanna. The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) earned “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Monday, December 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Sandler O’Neill. Bernstein downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Wednesday, November 16 report.

The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $20.17. About 5.50M shares traded. KeyCorp (KEY) has risen 43.10% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.40% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $5.15 million activity.

Analysts await Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) to report earnings on March, 27. They expect $0.37 EPS, up 12.12% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.33 per share. LAUR’s profit will be $69.31M for 9.16 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.91 actual EPS reported by Laureate Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -140.66% EPS growth.

Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. The company has market cap of $2.54 billion. It operates through four divisions: LatAm, Europe, AMEA, and GPS. It currently has negative earnings. The LatAm segment consists of campus institutions that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs; and offers online and hybrid courses and programs.