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Best Education Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top education stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best education stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the education & training services industry.

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Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
AFYA
AFYA LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.29B$13.74-6.21%$176.43M18.47x1.15
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$987.41M$14.70-5.89%$164.69M9.55x0.27
GEHI
GRAVITAS EDUCATION HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$21.68M$15.44-3.66%N/A0.74x0.64
VSTA
VASTA PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$333.58M$4.00-3.61%$78.01M0.09x0.61
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.29B$93.82-4.07%$135.88M44.68x0.39
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$3.60B$115.65-1.93%$289.32M21.03x0.33
WAFU
WAH FU EDUCATION GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$11.41M$2.570.74%$1.30M15.12x0.53
LINC
LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$172.24M$6.56-0.30%$45.13M7.81x1.21
LAUR
LAUREATE EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.76B$10.68-4.98%$303.66M44.50x1.41
LRN
STRIDE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.80B$41.73-2.61%$265.39M17.68x0.92
VTRU
VITRU LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$630.34M$22.061.05%$66.05M25.74x2.27
CLEU
CHINA LIBERAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$17.48M$0.800.00%$168.66k-13.33x0.38
GOTU
GAOTU TECHEDU INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$862.54M$3.33-10.00%N/A26.64x0.46
ATGE
ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.85B$40.72-7.10%$672.07M5.06x0.87
CHGG
CHEGG INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.64B$21.03-1.45%$218.62M9.31x1.29
COUR
COURSERA INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.34B$15.93-1.48%-$150.19M-13.17x0.35
ARCE
ARCO PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$702.11M$12.35-2.83%$146.61M-61.14x1.91
EEIQ
EPICQUEST EDUCATION GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$18.71M$1.64-9.11%-$5.90M-2.97x0.45
TWOU
2U INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$833.66M$10.66-16.78%-$169.01M-2.16x2.87
UTI
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$254.32M$7.53-1.95%$55.22M19.31x1.57
YQ
17 EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$79.25M$1.56-10.86%N/A-6.90x0.26
UDMY
UDEMY INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.81B$12.80-0.54%-$89.16M-11.23x1.05
AMBO
AMBOW EDUCATION HOLDING LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$20.21M$0.43-15.10%-$385.47k48.11x5.63
ASPU
ASPEN GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$5.57M$0.222.80%-$6.06M-0.47x1.46
APEI
AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$246.92M$13.071.32%-$84.26M-2.49x1.10
STG
SUNLANDS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$170.32M$12.77-6.72%$38.79M5.02x-3.57
METX
METEN HOLDING GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$4.05M$0.364.41%-$25.50M0.05x33.20
EDTK
SKILLFUL CRAFTSMAN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$25.18M$1.691.20%$7.67M-5.63x0.43
TEDU
TARENA INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$66.11M$5.840.69%N/A2.05x-1.93
NAAS
NAAS TECHNOLOGY INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.21B$5.67-4.71%N/A-2.10x0.41
IH
IHUMAN INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$156.09M$2.900.35%N/AN/A0.66
TAL
TAL EDUCATION GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$3.92B$6.17-9.00%N/A-19.71x0.26
GHC
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$3.20B$666.55-0.54%$445.76M22.60x0.70
EDU
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$6.88B$40.74-2.91%N/A-29.10x0.63
AACG
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$52.84M$1.6711.25%N/A-7.14x2.32
JZ
JIANZHI EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$96.11M$1.731.11%N/A21.63x0.79
AIU
META DATA LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$16.66M$1.14-3.39%-$159.62M-0.08x-1.07
VEDU
VISIONARY EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$30.81M$0.790.64%$1.72MN/A9.47
FEDU
FOUR SEASONS EDUCATION (CAYMAN) INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$18.24M$8.599.86%N/A-2.77x0.19
COE
51TALK ONLINE EDUCATION GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$34.24M$6.030.17%N/AN/A1.32
GNS
GENIUS GROUP LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$140.77M$7.054.29%N/AN/A0.66
BEDU
BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$93.45M$3.15-7.35%$3.03M-4.02x1.40
LXEH
LIXIANG EDUCATION HOLDING CO LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$32.40M$2.430.83%N/A-0.84x3.64
GSUN
GOLDEN SUN EDUCATION GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$35.15M$2.02-1.46%N/AN/A-1.78
QSG
QUANTASING GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
N/A$12.480.97%N/AN/A-0.97
SKIL
SKILLSOFT CORP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$337.11M$2.053.54%N/AN/A1.78

Education Stocks FAQ

What are the best education stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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 70, which is 45 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Afya has seen its stock lose -3.03% over the past year, underperforming other education stocks by -16 percentage points.

Afya has an average 1 year price target of $19.50, an upside of 41.92% from Afya's current stock price of $13.74.

Afya stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Afya, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 0% 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 49, which is 24 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 15 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Perdoceo Education has seen its stock return 38.94% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 25 percentage points.

Perdoceo Education has an average 1 year price target of $16.00, an upside of 8.84% from Perdoceo Education's current stock price of $14.70.

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

3. Gravitas Education Holdings (NYSE:GEHI)


Gravitas Education Holdings (NYSE:GEHI) is the third best education stock with a Zen Score of 46, which is 21 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 15 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Gravitas Education Holdings has seen its stock lose -58.27% over the past year, underperforming other education stocks by -72 percentage points.

Gravitas Education Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $2.30, a downside of -85.1% from Gravitas Education Holdings's current stock price of $15.44.

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

What are the education stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 2 education stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 2 education stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA)


Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA) has an annual dividend yield of 2.56%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the education industry average of 1.17%. 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 114.3% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC)


Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) has an annual dividend yield of 0.96%, which is the same as the education industry average of 1.17%. Graham Holdings Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Graham Holdings Co's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Graham Holdings Co's dividend payout ratio of 21.4% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are education stocks down?

Education stocks were down -1.75% in the last day, and up 3.48% over the last week. New Oriental Education & Technology Group was the among the top losers in the education & training services industry, dropping -2.91% yesterday.

Shares of several Chinese stocks are trading lower after the US government shot down a balloon originating from China.

What are the most undervalued education stocks?

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

1. Meten Holding Group (NASDAQ:METX)


Meten Holding Group (NASDAQ:METX) is the most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Meten Holding Group has a valuation score of 71, which is 44 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Meten Holding Group's stock has dropped -93.52% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -107 percentage points.

2. Gravitas Education Holdings (NYSE:GEHI)


Gravitas Education Holdings (NYSE:GEHI) is the second most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Gravitas Education Holdings has a valuation score of 71, which is 44 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Gravitas Education Holdings's stock has dropped -58.27% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -72 percentage points.

3. Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO)


Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) is the third most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Perdoceo Education has a valuation score of 71, which is 44 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Perdoceo Education's stock has gained 38.94% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the education industry by 25 percentage points.

Are education stocks a good buy now?

35.71% of education stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect education stocks to rise by 3.93% 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 2.42x.
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