Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Latest Technicals: Strategic Education (NASDAQ: STRA)

Latest Technicals: Strategic Education (NASDAQ: STRA)

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Strategic Education is part of the education industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Karl McDonnell. Strayer Education Inc provides academic programs through Strayer University. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields including business administration, accounting, information technology, and health services administration.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The STRA stock showed a previous change of 2.71% with an open at 123.75 and a close of 127.15. It reached an intraday high of 127.89 and a low of 123.60.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.7b with 21.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 20.5m shares. Trading volume reached 178,207 shares compared to its average volume of 124,754 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Strategic Education shares returned 3.69% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 12.66%. Over three months, it changed 22.13%. In one year it has changed 57.81% and within that year its 52-week high was 132.01 and its 52-week low was 76.40. STRA stock is 66.44% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 101.53 and a 50 day moving average of 116.49. Currently STRA stock is trading 25.24% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Is Ready For Liftoff

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.84 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 69.10. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.87. The TTM EPS is 3.53, which comes to a TTM PE of 36.02. Historically, the PE high was 69.10 and the PE low was 5.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 20.47, which is a decrease of -83.90%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.87
03-31-2018:  1.23
12-31-2017:  1.09
09-30-2017:  0.34

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.57%. Also, the payout ratio is 56.66%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 48.67, which means it may be overvalued by -161.23%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.70% of insider ownership and 9.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 904,097, which is 4.19% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 10.14. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.82

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Is Ready For Liftoff

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 6.64%, return on assets is 4.39%, profit margin is 3.14%, price-to-sales is 5.83 and price-to-book is 11.93.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 5  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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