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Stock in Focus: 2U, Inc. (TWOU)

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Company Profile:

2U, Inc. operates as an education technology company in the United States, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Graduate Program Segment and Short Course Segment. The Graduate Program Segment targets students seeking a full graduate degree. The Short Course Segment targets working professionals seeking career advancement through skills attainment. The company builds, delivers, and supports online graduate programs and certificates for working adults through its 2U Operating System, a platform that provides front-end and back-end cloud-based SaaS technology and technology-enabled services to university clients. The company was formerly known as 2Tor Inc. and changed its name to 2U, Inc. in October 2012. 2U, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Lanham, Maryland.

Recent News:

The company reported revenue for the second quarter of 2021 totaled $237.2 million, a 30% increase from $182.7 million in the second quarter of 2020. This increase was driven by a 26% increase in Degree Program Segment revenue to $146.2 million.

On June 29, 2021, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of edX’s assets, including the edX brand, website, and marketplace, for $800 million in cash consideration. Together, 2U and edX will reach over 50 million learners globally, serve more than 230 universities and corporate partners, and offer over 3,500 digital programs on the world’s most comprehensive free-to-degree online education marketplace.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



TWOU’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator, the RSI stands at 46.22 with positive bias. We rate 2U, Inc. (TWOU) a STRONG BUY.

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