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Best Education Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top education stocks in 2024 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best education stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the education & training services industry.

Industry: Education & Training Serv...
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
AFYA
AFYA LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.85B$19.69-0.81%$222.78M24.80x1.22
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.12B$16.98-1.05%$212.88M7.75x0.24
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$3.87B$128.86-0.32%$291.68M18.87x0.30
AIU
META DATA LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$73.90M$0.960.00%$698.32M0.06x24.27
LAUR
LAUREATE EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.06B$13.110.85%$353.39M20.48x1.17
CHGG
CHEGG INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$897.72M$8.72-0.23%$189.88M54.50x0.83
LRN
STRIDE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.40B$55.430.09%$363.03M13.82x0.73
WAFU
WAH FU EDUCATION GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$9.17M$2.08-0.72%$1.75M10.40x0.39
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.29B$93.900.03%$131.91M44.93x0.33
STG
SUNLANDS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$121.95M$8.877.13%N/A1.31x14.32
VTRU
VITRU LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$449.79M$13.115.39%$125.76M14.34x1.64
ATGE
ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.79B$45.68-0.70%$320.65M16.37x0.97
VSTA
VASTA PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$330.60M$4.000.00%$151.53MN/A0.63
EDU
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$14.60B$88.21-2.58%N/A46.43x0.79
COUR
COURSERA INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.47B$16.22-1.82%-$120.82M-16.22x0.49
LXEH
LIXIANG EDUCATION HOLDING CO LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$31.13M$4.670.21%N/A-20.04x1.36
BTCT
BTC DIGITAL LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$4.82M$3.70-3.65%$10.08M0.30x0.40
UDMY
UDEMY INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.63B$10.65-1.30%-$98.93M-11.21x1.13
LINC
LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$303.56M$9.68-0.92%$44.33M10.76x1.01
IH
IHUMAN INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$124.47M$2.36-1.67%N/AN/A0.52
GHC
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$3.26B$716.280.40%$732.37M21.59x0.80
QSG
QUANTASING GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$199.19M$3.53-0.98%N/A4.20x3.65
TAL
TAL EDUCATION GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$8.19B$13.64-0.58%N/A-124.00x0.36
FEDU
FOUR SEASONS EDUCATION (CAYMAN) INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$16.91M$7.980.00%N/A-43.61x0.19
GOTU
GAOTU TECHEDU INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.31B$5.032.86%N/A50.81x0.49
APEI
AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$203.62M$11.45-0.43%-$39.13M-2.91x0.97
MYND
MYNDAI INC
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$14.38M$5.106.92%N/A-0.20x2.35
EDTK
SKILLFUL CRAFTSMAN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$14.18M$0.9210.60%-$12.38M-0.75x0.60
CLEU
CHINA LIBERAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$5.48M$2.601.17%-$417.57k-1.16x0.55
GSUN
GOLDEN SUN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$14.33M$0.75-11.65%-$4.84M-2.42x3.40
UTI
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$779.11M$14.50-2.23%$87.53M53.70x2.30
GV
VISIONARY HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$7.85M$0.20-2.44%$13.13k-2.22x6.59
DAO
YOUDAO INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$476.61M$3.93-0.76%N/A-5.91x-1.66
AMBO
AMBOW EDUCATION HOLDING LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$6.67M$2.56-16.88%-$10.69M-0.45x2.24
YQ
17 EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$20.74M$2.385.31%N/A-0.51x0.33
TWOU
2U INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$35.70M$0.446.10%-$75.83M-0.12x5.00
GNS
GENIUS GROUP LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$12.39M$0.373.08%-$57.75M-0.14x-708.06
EEIQ
EPICQUEST EDUCATION GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$15.24M$1.27-5.93%-$6.07M-2.19x0.91
JZ
JIANZHI EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$41.86M$2.07-28.13%N/A-0.14x0.78
AACG
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$42.37M$1.34-0.07%N/A-7.79x3.49
SKIL
SKILLSOFT CORP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$96.10M$11.91-1.98%N/AN/A2.24
COE
51TALK ONLINE EDUCATION GROUP
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$42.41M$7.305.04%N/AN/A-12.39
TCTM
TARENA INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$18.20M$1.69-7.14%N/AN/A-1.80
BEDU
BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$56.66M$1.913.64%N/AN/A2.00

Education Stocks FAQ

What are the best education stocks to buy right now in Feb 2024?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best education stocks to buy right now are:

1. Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA)


Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA) is the top education stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 30 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Afya has seen its stock return 53.11% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 48 percentage points.

Afya has an average 1 year price target of $23.00, an upside of 16.81% from Afya's current stock price of $19.69.

Afya stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Afya, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO)


Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) is the second best education stock with a Zen Score of 45, which is 20 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Perdoceo Education has seen its stock return 17.75% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 12 percentage points.

Perdoceo Education has an average 1 year price target of $23.00, an upside of 35.45% from Perdoceo Education's current stock price of $16.98.

Perdoceo Education stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Perdoceo Education, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 100% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)


Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) is the third best education stock with a Zen Score of 43, which is 18 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 14 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Grand Canyon Education has seen its stock return 7.85% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 3 percentage points.

Grand Canyon Education has an average 1 year price target of $160.00, an upside of 24.17% from Grand Canyon Education's current stock price of $128.86.

Grand Canyon Education stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Grand Canyon Education, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 100% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the education stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 4 education stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 education stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Myndai (NYSEMKT:MYND)


Myndai (NYSEMKT:MYND) has an annual dividend yield of 110.35%, which is 82 percentage points higher than the education industry average of 28.78%.

Myndai's dividend payout ratio of 0% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA)


Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA) has an annual dividend yield of 2.56%, which is -26 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 28.78%. Strategic Education's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Strategic Education's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Strategic Education's dividend payout ratio of 114.8% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO)


Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) has an annual dividend yield of 1.3%, which is -27 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 28.78%.

Perdoceo Education's dividend payout ratio of 5% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are education stocks down?

Education stocks were down -0.08% in the last day, and down -2.41% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why education stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued education stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued education stocks right now are:

1. Meta Data (NYSE:AIU)


Meta Data (NYSE:AIU) is the most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Meta Data has a valuation score of 57, which is 36 points higher than the education industry average of 21. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Meta Data's stock has dropped -7.69% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -13 percentage points.

2. Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR)


Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) is the second most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Laureate Education has a valuation score of 57, which is 36 points higher than the education industry average of 21. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Laureate Education's stock has gained 24.38% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the education industry by 19 percentage points.

3. Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE:STG)


Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE:STG) is the third most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Sunlands Technology Group has a valuation score of 57, which is 36 points higher than the education industry average of 21. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Sunlands Technology Group's stock has dropped -13.97% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -19 percentage points.

Are education stocks a good buy now?

42.11% of education stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect education stocks to rise by 20.72% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the education & training services industry?

The average P/E ratio of the education & training services industry is 3.36x.
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