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Best Education Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top education stocks in 2022 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
$986.05M$10.71-5.05%$146.85M20.72x1.18
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.84B$87.95-1.08%$344.38M14.88x0.30
LRN
STRIDE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.59B$37.250.98%$235.51M17.33x1.02
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.61B$64.352.08%$159.82M29.38x0.37
LINC
LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$150.20M$5.518.68%$49.68M6.05x1.14
APEI
AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$259.27M$13.752.00%$51.99M16.98x0.82
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$733.19M$10.663.50%$170.46M6.62x0.24
WAFU
WAH FU EDUCATION GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$9.81M$2.213.76%$1.42M12.28x0.64
LAUR
LAUREATE EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.17B$12.590.16%$549.35M7.97x1.11
UTI
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$267.97M$8.11-1.82%$64.30M13.52x1.46
ASPU
ASPEN GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$24.28M$0.96-2.43%-$5.66M-2.54x0.86
GEHI
GRAVITAS EDUCATION HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$21.00M$0.758.39%$37.47M3.12x3.01
GHC
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.88B$590.44-0.31%$700.47M8.73x0.64
VSTA
VASTA PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$336.08M$4.035.50%$66.81M-18.32x0.58
YQ
17 EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$90.94M$1.790.00%-$199.43M-0.39x0.98
COUR
COURSERA INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.19B$15.23-3.18%-$146.05M-12.69x0.30
ATGE
ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.42B$31.48-0.38%$565.92M4.82x1.36
HLG
HAILIANG EDUCATION GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$321.95M$12.59-1.26%$89.84M8.84x0.48
VTRU
VITRU LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$387.03M$16.593.43%$38.66M26.67x0.44
EDTK
SKILLFUL CRAFTSMAN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$18.00M$1.21-2.58%$12.87M-10.07x0.21
CHGG
CHEGG INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.26B$17.98-2.39%$161.95M36.69x2.29
CLEU
CHINA LIBERAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$34.62M$2.5017.92%-$931.20k-20.83x0.04
ARCE
ARCO PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$889.16M$15.642.36%$101.10M-69.82x2.08
TWOU
2U INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$816.96M$10.60-4.25%-$80.93M-2.92x2.17
STG
SUNLANDS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$64.95M$4.870.41%$38.79M1.91x-3.57
GOTU
GAOTU TECHEDU INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$310.98M$1.21-7.63%-$461.57M-0.64x0.74
COE
CHINA ONLINE EDUCATION GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$25.26M$1.13-5.83%$15.28M1.30x-2.65
IH
IHUMAN INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$129.10M$2.412.55%-$4.81M-22.11x2.97
EEIQ
ELITE EDUCATION GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$21.39M$1.96-3.31%-$1.27M-16.33x0.61
ZVO
ZOVIO INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$26.22M$0.775.34%-$24.75M-0.64x12.20
BEDU
BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$94.16M$0.791.28%$15.32M-11.29x-2.29
GNS
GENIUS GROUP LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$99.68M$6.173.01%-$2.59M-22.04x2.64
AMBO
AMBOW EDUCATION HOLDING LTD
NYSEMKT
Education & Training Services
$30.81M$0.663.13%-$385.47k73.33x5.63
TAL
TAL EDUCATION GROUP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$2.30B$3.56-10.78%N/A-2.02x0.27
AIU
META DATA LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$10.05M$1.522.70%-$700.32M-0.01x-1.11
EDU
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.83B$10.80-10.00%N/AN/A0.64
TEDU
TARENA INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$32.60M$2.880.70%N/A-0.67x-1.98
AACG
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$31.31M$0.99-1.98%N/A-6.78x1.83
FEDU
FOUR SEASONS EDUCATION (CAYMAN) INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$19.43M$0.42-5.41%N/A-1.12x0.37
UDMY
UDEMY INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.81B$12.973.02%N/AN/A0.94
ZME
ZHANGMEN EDUCATION INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$11.76M$0.59-0.34%-$159.00M-0.01x-3.98
LXEH
LIXIANG EDUCATION HOLDING CO LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$47.33M$3.5512.34%-$36.95M-1.24x3.47
REDU
RISE EDUCATION CAYMAN LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$60.47M$1.07-7.76%-$36.92M-1.64x-1.34
METX
METEN HOLDING GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$13.30M$1.17-7.87%-$43.36M-0.28x37.83
FHS
FIRST HIGH-SCHOOL EDUCATION GROUP CO LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$27.18M$0.94-2.08%N/AN/A2.09
SKIL
SKILLSOFT CORP
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$876.47M$5.381.13%N/AN/A1.10
VEDU
VISIONARY EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
N/A$1.57-15.59%N/AN/A6.24

Education Stocks FAQ

What are the best education stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

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 60, which is 33 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 20 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. AFYA has seen its stock lose -50.55% over the past year, underperforming other education stocks by -15 percentage points.

AFYA has an average 1 year price target of $24.75, an upside of 131.09% from AFYA's current stock price of $10.71.

AFYA stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering AFYA, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 50% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. GRAND CANYON EDUCATION (NASDAQ:LOPE)


GRAND CANYON EDUCATION (NASDAQ:LOPE) is the second best education stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 28 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 18 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. GRAND CANYON EDUCATION has seen its stock lose -3.32% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 32 percentage points.

GRAND CANYON EDUCATION has an average 1 year price target of $86.00, a downside of -2.22% from GRAND CANYON EDUCATION's current stock price of $87.95.

GRAND CANYON EDUCATION stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering GRAND CANYON EDUCATION, 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.

3. STRIDE (NYSE:LRN)


STRIDE (NYSE:LRN) is the third best education stock with a Zen Score of 51, which is 24 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 17 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. STRIDE has seen its stock return 34.77% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 70 percentage points.

STRIDE has an average 1 year price target of $36.00, a downside of -3.36% from STRIDE's current stock price of $37.25.

STRIDE stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering STRIDE, 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.

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. BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS (NYSE:BEDU)


BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS (NYSE:BEDU) has an annual dividend yield of 15.19%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the education industry average of 6.14%.

BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS's dividend payout ratio of -170.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. LAUREATE EDUCATION (NASDAQ:LAUR)


LAUREATE EDUCATION (NASDAQ:LAUR) has an annual dividend yield of 4.61%, which is -2 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 6.14%.

LAUREATE EDUCATION's dividend payout ratio of 480.4% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. STRATEGIC EDUCATION (NASDAQ:STRA)


STRATEGIC EDUCATION (NASDAQ:STRA) has an annual dividend yield of 3.73%, which is -2 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 6.14%. STRATEGIC EDUCATION's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. STRATEGIC EDUCATION's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

STRATEGIC EDUCATION's dividend payout ratio of 109.6% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are education stocks down?

Education stocks were down -0.2% in the last day, and down -5.16% over the last week. TAL EDUCATION GROUP was the among the top losers in the education & training services industry, dropping -10.78% yesterday.

Shares of Chinese companies are trading lower in possible reaction to US President Biden's recent unveiling of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to counter China's influence in the region. Chinese stocks have also been under pressure amid COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

What are the most undervalued education stocks?

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

1. AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION (NASDAQ:APEI)


AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION (NASDAQ:APEI) is the most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION has a valuation score of 86, which is 59 points higher than the education industry average of 27. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION's stock has dropped -50.72% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -15 percentage points.

2. LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (NASDAQ:LINC)


LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (NASDAQ:LINC) is the second most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 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.

LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES's stock has dropped -27.69% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the education industry by 8 percentage points.

3. AFYA (NASDAQ:AFYA)


AFYA (NASDAQ:AFYA) is the third most undervalued education stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. AFYA 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.

AFYA's stock has dropped -50.55% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -15 percentage points.

Are education stocks a good buy now?

35.48% of education stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect education stocks to rise by 48.15% 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 6.23x.
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