Career Education Corp. Is A Strong Buy

Our leader is the same as in mid-August--FivePrime Therapeutics. Since we provided data and a free stock report on that company already, this week we will focus on another top-ranked 5-Engine STRONG BUY, Career Education Corporation (CECO).

Career Education Corporation (CECO) is a provider of private, for-profit post-secondary education with campuses throughout the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Their schools enjoy long operating histories and offer a variety of master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, and diploma programs in career-oriented disciplines. They offer educational programs principally in the following four career-related fields of study, Visual Communication and Design Technologies, Information Technology, Business Studies, and Culinary Arts.

Recommendation: We continue with our STRONG BUY recommendation on Career Education Corporation for 2016-08-29. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Career Education Corporation has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Momentum.

 

ValuEngine Forecast

 

Target
Price*

Expected
Return

1-Month

6.86 1.59%

3-Month

7.01 3.86%

6-Month

7.10 5.24%

1-Year

8.05 19.30%

2-Year

7.24 7.20%

3-Year

6.60 -2.26%

 

Valuation & Rankings

Valuation

3.24% undervalued

Valuation Rank

55

1-M Forecast Return

1.59%

1-M Forecast Return Rank

100

12-M Return

78.57%

Momentum Rank

94

Sharpe Ratio

-0.30

Sharpe Ratio Rank

32

5-Y Avg Annual Return

-23.78%

5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank

24

Volatility

79.71%

Volatility Rank

20

Expected EPS Growth

-104.79%

EPS Growth Rank

3

Market Cap (billions)

0.45

Size Rank

55

Trailing P/E Ratio

3.13

Trailing P/E Rank

99

Forward P/E Ratio

n/a

Forward P/E Ratio Rank

n/a

PEG Ratio

n/a

PEG Ratio Rank

n/a

Price/Sales

0.52

Price/Sales Rank

82

Market/Book

1.76

Market/Book Rank

56

Beta

2.49

Beta Rank

7

Alpha

0.69

Alpha Rank

96
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