Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Trend: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)

Current Trend: Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO)


Career Education Corporation is in the consumer defensive sector and education industry. 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 0.26% with an open at 19.53 and a close of 19.61. It reached an intraday high of 19.66 and a low of 19.36.

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


The stock has a market cap of $1.4b with 70.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 67.0m shares. Trading volume reached 296,909 shares compared to its average volume of 764,515 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 -1.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.98%. Over three months, it changed 18.92%. In one year it has changed 22.41% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.39 and its 52-week low was 11.01. CECO stock is 78.11% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 15.17 and a 50 day moving average of 18.34. Currently CECO stock is trading 29.27% 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 25.47. 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 21.32.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/08/2019): 0.35
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 0.20
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.21
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.12
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/02/2018): 0.25

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 39.19, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 49.96%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.60.

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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 2.33 and price-to-book is 3.61.

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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