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

Latest Change: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)


Career Education Corporation is in the education industry and is in the 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 1.23% with an open at 16.30 and a close of 16.49. It reached an intraday high of 16.65 and a low of 16.22.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 69.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 66.6m shares. Trading volume reached 304,472 shares compared to its average volume of 347,251 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 2.55% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 28.33%. Over three months, it changed 26.07%. In one year it has changed 16.95% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.07 and its 52-week low was 11.01. CECO stock is 49.77% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 14.82 and a 50 day moving average of 13.91. Currently CECO stock is trading 11.28% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.92 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.42. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.25. The TTM EPS is 0.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.92.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.30
09-30-2018:  0.25
06-30-2018:  0.12
03-31-2018:  0.25

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 33.58, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 50.89%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 119.20% 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 1.67

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 17.28%, return on assets is 12.12%, profit margin is 9.59%, price-to-sales is 1.96 and price-to-book is 3.20.

Company Scores:

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

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