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Love or Hate: Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE)

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Adtalem Global Education is part of the education industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. Adtalem Global Education Inc is a provider of educational services. The company offers programs in business, healthcare, professional education, and technology and business.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ATGE stock showed a previous change of -0.04% with an open at 47.91 and a close of 47.77. It reached an intraday high of 48.44 and a low of 47.57.

SeekingAlpha:  Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE) CEO Lisa Wardell on Q2 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.8b with 57.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 50.6m shares. Trading volume reached 393,410 shares compared to its average volume of 390,993 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, Adtalem Global Education shares returned -3.61% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.79%. Over three months, it changed -17.86%. In one year it has changed 3.85% and within that year its 52-week high was 58.80 and its 52-week low was 43.50. ATGE stock is 9.82% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 49.66 and a 50 day moving average of 49.78. Currently ATGE stock is trading -3.80% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE) CEO Lisa Wardell on Q2 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.51 that ended on 30th of June 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 93.67. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.90. The TTM EPS is 2.64, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.09.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.74
09-30-2018:  0.45
06-30-2018:  0.86
03-31-2018:  0.72

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 28.56, which means it may be overvalued by -67.28%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 11.90% of insider ownership and 146.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,588,571, which is 6.21% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.51. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.87

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.45%, return on assets is 5.07%, profit margin is 8.72%, price-to-sales is 2.19 and price-to-book is 1.93.

Company Scores:

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

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