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How to buy 2U (TWOU) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in 2U shares.

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2U Inc is an education & training services business with stocks listed in the US. 2U shares (TWOU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$31.68 – a decrease of 6.96% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in 2U

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for 2U. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TWOU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until 2U reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$43.31, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of 2U, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of 2U. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

2U stock price (NASDAQ:TWOU)

Use our graph to track the performance of TWOU stocks over time.

2U shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeUS$28.45 - US$59.74
50-day moving average US$34.2879
200-day moving average US$38.2055
Target priceUS$57.55
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-2.182

Where to buy 2U stock

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US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
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US$9.5
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Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
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US$4
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Is it a good time to buy 2U stock?

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2U price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $31.68

1 week (2021-10-18) -6.96%
1 month (2021-09-24) -10.13%
3 months (2021-07-23) -30.86%
6 months (2021-04-23) -21.89%
1 year (2020-10-23) -15.79%
2 years (2019-10-25) 73.11%
3 years (2018-10-25) -49.15%
5 years (2016-10-25) -12.61%

Is 2U under- or over-valued?

Valuing 2U stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 2U's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

2U's PEG ratio

2U's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 22.7. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into 2U's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

2U financials

Revenue TTM US$886 million
Gross profit TTM US$540.7 million
Return on assets TTM -5.37%
Return on equity TTM -19.74%
Profit margin -17.79%
Book value 12.313
Market capitalisation US$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting 2U shares

There are currently 10.2 million 2U shares held short by investors – that's known as 2U's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 10.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting 2U shares can be evaluated.

2U's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

2U's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of 2U shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of 2U shares traded daily (recently around 742579.7080292). 2U's SIR currently stands at 13.7. In other words for every 100,000 2U shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13700 shares are currently held short.

However 2U's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of 2U shares, or, against the total number of tradable 2U shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case 2U's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 2U shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.1706% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable 2U shares, roughly 171 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against 2U.

Find out more about how you can short 2U stock.

2U share dividends

We're not expecting 2U to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

2U share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, 2U's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$28.45 up to US$59.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWOU.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while 2U's is 0.9741. This would suggest that 2U's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

2U overview

2U, Inc. operates as an education technology company in the United States, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Degree Program and Alternative Credential. The Degree Program segment provides the technology and services to nonprofit colleges and universities to enable the online delivery of degree programs. This segment targets students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Alternative Credential segment offers online short courses, and technical and skills-based boot camps through nonprofit colleges and universities. This segment targets students seeking to reskill or upskill through shorter duration and lower-priced offerings. It also provides 2UOS, a platform that provides front-end and back-end cloud-based SaaS technology and technology-enabled services. 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.

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