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Why Credit Suisse Is Now Positive on Education Stocks

Credit Suisse made a point to highlight key education companies that stand to outperform the markets in 2016. Interestingly, some of these companies with the positive rating are in the for-profit education space. 24/7 Wall St. has put together a montage of these companies and their respective ratings. We have also included the consensus price target, a recent trading history and the 52-week trading range.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE: BFAM) has an Outperform rating with a price target of $74. Shares of Bright Horizons were trading down on Wednesday by 0.5% to $68.11. Its consensus analyst price target is $68.63, and the 52-week trading range is $48.22 to $70.59.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. (NASDAQ: HMHC) has an Outperform rating with a $23 price target. Shares of Houghton Mifflin recently were up 2.7% at $17.41, with a consensus price target of $25.50 and a 52-week range of $16.42 to $27.14.

Nord Anglia Education Inc. (NYSE: NORD) has an Outperform rating with a $23 price target. Shares of Nord were up 0.5% at $16.83, with a consensus analyst target of $24.36 and a 52-week range of $14.58 to $27.18.

Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE) has a Neutral rating with a $39 price target. Shares of Grand Canyon were down 0.8% at $36.18, within a 52-week range of $35.06 to $48.29. The consensus price target is $48.67.


DeVry Education Group Inc.

(NYSE: DV) was initiated with an Outperform rating and a $29 price target. Shares of DeVry were up 3.8% to $18.76. The consensus price target is $28.78, and the stock has traded within a 52-week trading range of $17.98 to $45.41.

Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) was initiated with a Neutral rating and a $60 price target. Strayer shares were up 6.7% to $54.05, with a consensus analyst target of $56.67 and a 52-week range of $41.50 to $71.85.

Capella Education Co. (NASDAQ: CPLA) was initiated with an Outperform rating and a $57 price target. Capella shares were last seen up 5.1% to $44.96. They have a consensus price target of $52.75 and a 52-week trading range of $39.06 to $73.92.