RYB Education Inc – (NYSE:RYB) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

RYB Education Inc – (NYSE:RYB) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.35 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and one has given a hold recommendation to the company.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price objective of $6.75 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned RYB Education an industry rank of 107 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

RYB has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded RYB Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $7.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, May 24th. ValuEngine upgraded RYB Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st.



Shares of NYSE:RYB traded up $0.18 on Wednesday, hitting $6.87. 31,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 87,476. RYB Education has a 12 month low of $5.60 and a 12 month high of $21.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $180.58 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -114.50 and a beta of 1.68. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $6.29 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $7.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.88.

RYB Education (NYSE:RYB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 28th. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.07). RYB Education had a negative return on equity of 1.28% and a negative net margin of 0.88%. The business had revenue of $34.26 million for the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that RYB Education will post 0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RYB. BlackRock Inc. bought a new stake in shares of RYB Education in the fourth quarter valued at about $111,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP bought a new stake in shares of RYB Education in the fourth quarter valued at about $152,000. Deutsche Bank AG bought a new stake in shares of RYB Education in the fourth quarter valued at about $240,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of RYB Education by 111.3% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 140,544 shares of the company’s stock valued at $942,000 after acquiring an additional 74,044 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in shares of RYB Education by 627.2% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 245,054 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,642,000 after acquiring an additional 211,357 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.85% of the company’s stock.

About RYB Education

RYB Education, Inc provides early childhood education service in the People's Republic of China. The company offers kindergarten services to 2-6-year-old children; and play-and-learn centers services for the joint participation of 0-6-year-old children and their families to promote children's development and prepare them for their entry into kindergartens and primary schools.

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