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Technicals and Fundamentals: Strategic Education (NASDAQ: STRA)

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Strategic Education trades as part of the education industry and is in 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 -1.05% with an open at 111.22 and a close of 110.57. It reached an intraday high of 112.02 and a low of 109.12.

Business Wire:  Strategic Education, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Announces Date for Annual Meeting

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.4b with 21.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 20.5m shares. Trading volume reached 100,407 shares compared to its average volume of 129,706 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 1.05% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.16%. Over three months, it changed -10.67%. In one year it has changed 21.20% and within that year its 52-week high was 154.89 and its 52-week low was 80.75. STRA stock is 36.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 120.11 and a 50 day moving average of 116.41. Currently STRA stock is trading -7.95% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Strategic Education, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Announces Date for Annual Meeting

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 60.09. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.50. The TTM EPS is 4.11, which comes to a TTM PE of 26.90. Historically, the PE high was 60.09 and the PE low was 5.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 23.84, which is a decrease of -78.44%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.92
06-30-2018:  0.87
03-31-2018:  1.23
12-31-2017:  1.09

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.81%. Also, the payout ratio is 48.66%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 121.84, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 9.25%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 136.90% 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 0.94

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -5.50%, return on assets is -4.53%, profit margin is -9.72%, price-to-sales is 6.19 and price-to-book is 1.69.

Company Scores:

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

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