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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
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
AFYA
AFYA LTD
Brazil
$1.87B93,722,83113.80%0.00%
LRN
STRIDE INC
United States
$2.49B43,373,20150.16%49.84%Net SellingNet Selling
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
United States
$3.96B30,018,61629.77%70.23%Net Selling
AIU
META DATA LTD
China
$73.13M153,948,3230.10%99.90%
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
United States
$1.14B65,650,03986.90%13.10%Net SellingNet Buying
LAUR
LAUREATE EDUCATION INC
United States
$2.07B157,589,70683.34%14.08%Net SellingNet Selling
CHGG
CHEGG INC
United States
$918.31M102,949,02368.97%31.03%Net SellingNet Selling
WAFU
WAH FU EDUCATION GROUP LTD
China
$8.60M4,410,5590.00%0.00%
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
United States
$2.33B24,415,84594.90%4.49%Net Selling
VTRU
VITRU LTD
Brazil
$460.77M34,309,30445.65%0.00%
STG
SUNLANDS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
China
$123.73M6,874,0660.00%13.20%
ATGE
ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC
United States
$1.84B39,188,06982.30%17.70%Net SellingNet Selling
VSTA
VASTA PLATFORM LTD
Brazil
$329.77M82,649,88714.59%0.00%
EDU
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
China
$15.16B1,655,069,3483.65%0.00%
COUR
COURSERA INC
United States
$2.59B156,946,04647.84%52.16%Net SellingNet Selling
LXEH
LIXIANG EDUCATION HOLDING CO LTD
China
$35.20M33,333,5000.10%0.00%
BTCT
BTC DIGITAL LTD
China
$4.67M1,301,6293.21%0.00%
UDMY
UDEMY INC
United States
$1.63B153,329,43459.96%40.04%Net SellingNet Selling
IH
IHUMAN INC
China
$112.34M263,698,9670.99%0.00%
GHC
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO
United States
$3.15B4,462,46062.37%15.22%Net BuyingNet Buying
LINC
LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORP
United States
$305.44M31,359,11014.59%85.41%Net Selling
QSG
QUANTASING GROUP LTD
China
$186.21M169,454,1040.16%0.00%
TAL
TAL EDUCATION GROUP
China
$8.53B200,134,875100.00%0.00%
FEDU
FOUR SEASONS EDUCATION (CAYMAN) INC
China
$16.97M21,189,2150.43%0.00%
GOTU
GAOTU TECHEDU INC
China
$1.43B173,781,88927.34%0.00%
APEI
AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC
United States
$194.37M17,783,61541.60%58.40%Net BuyingNet Selling
MYND
MYNDAI INC
United States
$13.96M28,200,75584.35%0.00%
EDTK
SKILLFUL CRAFTSMAN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LTD
China
$14.52M15,449,4512.40%0.00%
CLEU
CHINA LIBERAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
China
$4.95M2,106,55622.17%0.00%
GSUN
GOLDEN SUN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD
China
$13.28M19,085,4910.08%0.00%
UTI
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC
United States
$811.89M53,732,01760.04%39.96%Net SellingNet Selling
GV
VISIONARY HOLDINGS INC
Canada
$7.61M39,250,0000.70%0.00%
DAO
YOUDAO INC
China
$500.87M121,275,39114.00%0.00%
AMBO
AMBOW EDUCATION HOLDING LTD
China
$6.52M52,127,5240.52%0.00%
YQ
17 EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
China
$22.22M435,674,8490.08%0.00%
TWOU
2U INC
United States
$31.43M82,069,16470.57%29.43%Net SellingNet Selling
GNS
GENIUS GROUP LTD
Singapore
$11.88M33,668,4836.09%0.00%
EEIQ
EPICQUEST EDUCATION GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD
United States
$14.52M11,998,1730.00%0.00%
JZ
JIANZHI EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO LTD
China
$44.39M121,100,0000.04%0.00%
AACG
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL
China
$38.58M63,244,3400.36%0.00%
SKIL
SKILLSOFT CORP
United States
$95.53M8,068,8236.92%93.08%Net SellingNet Selling
COE
51TALK ONLINE EDUCATION GROUP
China
$41.25M341,725,6890.24%0.00%
TCTM
TARENA INTERNATIONAL INC
China
$15.08M53,856,2590.17%0.00%
BEDU
BRIGHT SCHOLAR EDUCATION HOLDINGS LTD
China
$57.85M118,669,7951.65%0.00%

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 63.72% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 57 percentage points.

Afya has an average 1 year price target of $23.00, an upside of 15.06% from Afya's current stock price of $19.99.

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. Stride (NYSE:LRN)


Stride (NYSE:LRN) is the second best education stock with a Zen Score of 44, which is 19 points higher than the education industry average of 25. It passed 15 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Stride has seen its stock return 32.83% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 26 percentage points.

Stride has an average 1 year price target of $71.75, an upside of 24.89% from Stride's current stock price of $57.45.

Stride stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering Stride, 25% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 25% 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 14.1% over the past year, overperforming other education stocks by 8 percentage points.

Grand Canyon Education has an average 1 year price target of $160.00, an upside of 21.26% from Grand Canyon Education's current stock price of $131.95.

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 113.7%, which is 84 percentage points higher than the education industry average of 29.61%.

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 2.52%, which is -27 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 29.61%. 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 1.26%, which is -28 percentage points lower than the education industry average of 29.61%.

Perdoceo Education's dividend payout ratio of 9.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are education stocks down?

Education stocks were down -0.06% in the last day, and down -1.54% 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 -8.65% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -15 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 9.5% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the education industry by 3 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 -15.81% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the education industry by -22 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 17.94% 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 2.51x.
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