UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Initiates Buy, $15 PT on TAL Education Group on Robust Earnings Growth
Goldman Sachs said in a note on Monday that it initiated coverage on TAL Education Group (NYSE: XRS) with a Buy rating and a price target of $15.
Goldman Sachs noted, "TAL is well placed in the small-class segment and has a strong, underpenetrated learning center network. Reasons to buy: 1) Large untapped market opportunity. TAL's 14-city footprint is far below peers' 50-60, and we believe it has proven the scalability of its business model. 2) A focus on class-based tutoring (74% revenue contribution), a high-margin, easily affordable course format that caters to mass market demand. TAL is in a rapid expansion phase that we expect will result in sector-leading earnings growth and share price outperformance."
TAL Education Group closed at $9.99 on Friday.
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