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

Latest Technicals: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)


Career Education Corporation is in the education industry and consumer defensive sector. 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 -0.08% with an open at 12.04 and a close of 12.02. It reached an intraday high of 12.17 and a low of 11.95.

SeekingAlpha:  Volatility Alpha: Capturing Additional Returns From The Volatility Of Uncorrelated Assets


The stock has a market cap of $838.5m with 69.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 67.1m shares. Trading volume reached 130,722 shares compared to its average volume of 337,968 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 2.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.45%. Over three months, it changed -16.76%. In one year it has changed -3.99% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.07 and its 52-week low was 11.01. CECO stock is 9.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 14.66 and a 50 day moving average of 12.87. Currently CECO stock is trading -18.02% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Volatility Alpha: Capturing Additional Returns From The Volatility Of Uncorrelated Assets


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.47 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.25. The TTM EPS is 0.74, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.24.

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 12.51, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.90%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 119.00% 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 1.77

SeekingAlpha:  9.2% Dividend Yield With Earnings Growth From Granite Point Merits A Closer Look

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 9.48%, price-to-sales is 1.93 and price-to-book is 2.48.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.