Momentum Stock Watch: 2U Inc. (TWOU)

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:

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, the company reported revenue totaled $153.8 million, a 44% increase from $107.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Graduate Program Segment revenue increased 15% to $103.4 million, compared to Third Quarter 2018.

On Oct. 30, 2019, the company announced that Jennifer Ogden-Reese has been hired as its new Chief Marketing Officer, effective November 11, 2019. Ogden-Reese brings over 12 years of experience in senior-level marketing roles and joins 2U from SeatGeek, the leading mobile-first live event ticketing platform, where she served as CMO for the last three years.

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 better growth and strong profitability compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased significantly over recently several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, MACD is trying to cross back up. The RSI stands at 50.65 with positive bias. We rate 2U Inc. (TWOU) a STRONG BUY.

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