Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Latest Movement: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)

Latest Movement: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)


Career Education Corporation trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the education industry. The company CEO is Todd S. Nelson. Career Education Corp is associated with the education industry. Its universities offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as diplomas and certificates.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CECO stock showed a previous change of -4.74% with an open at 14.12 and a close of 13.46. It reached an intraday high of 14.12 and a low of 13.38.

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Corporation 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides


The stock has a market cap of $939.0m with 69.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 67.1m shares. Trading volume reached 363,563 shares compared to its average volume of 310,773 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, Career Education Corporation shares returned 1.82% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.68%. Over three months, it changed -12.60%. In one year it has changed 3.22% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.07 and its 52-week low was 11.38. CECO stock is 18.28% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 14.79 and a 50 day moving average of 13.75. Currently CECO stock is trading -9.02% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Corporation 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.47 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.21. The TTM EPS is 0.74, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.19.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.25
06-30-2018:  0.12
03-31-2018:  0.25
12-31-2017:  0.12

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 11.12, which means it may be overvalued by -21.05%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 123.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.75

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -0.97%, return on assets is -0.68%, profit margin is -0.57%, price-to-sales is 1.71 and price-to-book is 2.76.

Company Scores:

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

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