3 Stocks to Learn from Global Education Growth

Could the global trend for improving access to education push these overvalued stocks even higher?

Holly Cook 26 November, 2013 | 3:52PM

Academics have long argued that improved education, particularly of females, is a key driver of economic development, so it’s clear to see why education has the potential to be big business as well as a basic human right.

Global Education Sector to Grow 30%

In a report published today, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch have quantified this potential and named several companies that they believe are set to benefit from initiatives to ensure every child has access to education.

Noting the socioeconomic importance of addressing the education gap in both emerging and developed markets, equity strategists Sarbjit Nahal and Valery Lucas-Leclin said they believe education for all (EFA) offers a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity to build healthy, prosperous and equitable societies, and cited UN figures that every dollar invested in education generates $10-15 in economic returns.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Informa PLC457.90 GBX-2.07
Pearson PLC574.00 GBX-0.17
RELX PLC1,848.50 GBX-1.23

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Holly Cook

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