Education and School Stocks: Lists and Tips

Educational technology is taking over. Don’t miss out on these superstar education stocks. Then practice what you've learned with our free stock market simulation.

POPULAR EDUCATION STOCKS

Looking for value? Here's a list of stocks to get you the best bang for your buck:

Symbol Company
LRN K12 INC.
GPX GP STRATEGIES CORP
CHGG CHEGG INC
XRS TAL EDUCAT GR SHS -A- SPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSITAR…
GHC GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO
ATAI ATA INC SHS SPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPT …
EDU NEW ORIENT EDU & TE SHS SPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSIT…
TEDU TARENA INTL SHS -A- SPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSITARY …

POPULAR SCHOOL STOCKS

Here are some of the biggest school stocks:

Symbol Company
ABCD CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC
ATGE ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC
BPI BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION INC
CPLA CAPELLA EDUCATION CO
ONE ONESMART INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION GROUP LIMITED
STRA STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
UTI UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC

EDUCATION STOCK MARKET TIPS

Investors should be looking for schools with a steadily rising enrollment along with high conversion rates. These are typically good indicators of strong revenue and earnings growth. Capable management is also an important consideration in weighing these stocks for investment. Keep in mind that the industry is very susceptible to “headline” risk. Even just the hint of an investigation from the U.S. Department of Education could cause a super sharp decline in valuation. If news breaks that a particular company is under investigation for reporting irregularities, its stock could be take a serious hit.

EDTECH

The next big thing in education has arrived.  EdTech aims to facilitate education and improve performance by offering a more personalized learning experience. Basically, EdTech offers up a bunch of tools designed to enhance pedagogy. These tools include software, hardware and processes.

Here are a few struggles the EdTech industry is faced with:

  • Educators’ resistance to change
  • Disconnect between users and purchasers
  • Ongoing development
  • Student privacy concerns
  • Cost

These struggles aren’t too debilitating, though. Venture and equity financing for EdTech companies has soared to nearly $2 billion – 55% higher than the year before . Whereas massive exits in the consumer technology industry are plentiful, acquisitions and IPOs in the education space remain rare by comparison…EdTech may be the bridge to that gap.


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