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Up or Down: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)


Career Education Corporation is part of the education industry and trades as part of 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 -0.22% with an open at 18.40 and a close of 18.39. It reached an intraday high of 18.49 and a low of 18.14.

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Corporation (CECO) CEO Todd Nelson on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $1.3b with 70.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 67.0m shares. Trading volume reached 344,315 shares compared to its average volume of 602,132 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 -4.76% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 10.32%. Over three months, it changed 32.59%. In one year it has changed 29.23% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.87 and its 52-week low was 11.01. CECO stock is 67.03% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 15.00 and a 50 day moving average of 17.31. Currently CECO stock is trading 22.58% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Career Education Corporation (CECO) CEO Todd Nelson on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.77 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 23.88. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.32. The TTM EPS is 0.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.99.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 31.70, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 41.99%

Indicators to Watch:

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 1.73

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 18.78%, return on assets is 13.20%, profit margin is 10.75%, price-to-sales is 2.20 and price-to-book is 3.40.

Company Scores:

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

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