Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) concluded the trading at $88.85 on Friday, Jan 22, with a fall of -1.88% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $90.55 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.51 with its price kept floating in the range of $88.69 and $91.74 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 18.09. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that STRA hit a high price of $187.98 and saw its price falling to a low level of $81.83 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came losing -7.63% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $2.14 Billion, Strategic Education, Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on February 26, 2021. STRA Stock’s Forward Dividend of 2.4 and its yield of 2.7% are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of $1.48 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $6.8 for 2021 with estimates of that growing to $6.16 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 0.02% for EPS and -0.09% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $267.74 Million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $240Million which could climb up to $280Million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 1.5% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $1.03 Billion in 2021, which will be +3.1% more from revenue generated by the company last year.
In contrast, when we review STRA stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.
According to ratings assigned by 5 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 1 of them are recommending Strategic Education, Inc. (STRA) as a Hold, while 4 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by None analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is none, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Buy and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the STRA stock which is currently positioned at 1.21. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -4.46% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -4.01% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 42.95 while volatility remained at 3.2% over the past week which changes to 4.31% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.51, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 3.93. In predicting price targets of as low as $100 and as high as $146, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $122.6. Stock’s current price level is 12.55% above from estimated low price target while it is 64.32% below the estimated high; and even if the STRA’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $130, then the outlook of +46.31% could come to the excitement of the investors.
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In comparing Strategic Education, Inc. (STRA)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of -1.88% and that of -46.14% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Tal Education Group (TAL) which saw its stock price fell by -2.61% in the last trading and went through an increase of 56.93% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) has fell -7.53% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 31.08%, while Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (BFAM) was also down -1.88% however its price remained floating in the red at -46.14% over the same period. Strategic Education, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 18.09 against that of Tal Education Group’s 15200 while New Oriental Education & Technology Group is showing 71.26 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.3% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.57%.
Having a second look at Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 220.66 Million, while it jumped to 250.71 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 24.4 Million.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.66% while it is 96.72% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of December 30, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 678000000 which implies a short ratio of 3.35. This shows up a 2.78% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In December the standing of shares short improved as it was 555.18 Million in the previous month. Drop of -6.8% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ worries about the stock as it is hinting a further drop.
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