The stock of Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) is now priced at $31.42 and the shares are 0.79 points up or 2.58% higher compared to its previous closing price of $30.63. The stock had 259561 contracts set over the past session. ATGE shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 442326 shares. However, it has a float of 50580000 and although it’s -5.53% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the ATGE stock a yearly average price target of $41 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 30.49% with the ATGE share price recently placing at $30.6 to $31.83. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $35.
The shorts are running away from the Adtalem Global Education Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on June 15, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the ATGE shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 3.23% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0. The volume of shorted shares dropped to from shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly .
In the last trading session, Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) dropped by -$1.84 over the week and lost -$2.61 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $51.79. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 08/21/19.
Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $19.76 at -39.33%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.04. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s two-week RSI is 39.41. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that ATGE shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 9.28% meaning the ATGE share price is currently in overbought territory.
The technical chart shows that the ATGE stock will likely settle at between $31.97 and $32.51 per share. However, if the stock dips below $30.74, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $30.05.
Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -1.15. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Maxim Group assigned ATGE a rating of Buy in their intiating review released on September 12.
The average rating for the ATGE equity is 1.75 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 4 analysts tracking Adtalem Global Education Inc. polled by Reuters, 1 rated ATGE as a hold. The remaining 3 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (3) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the ATGE stock price is 10.95X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 7.4below the group’s average of 51.6. Adtalem Global Education Inc. has its P/E ratio at 1.3, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 5.4 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) will decrease by about -99.9%, which will see them reach $0.262 billion. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -15.32%, down from $1.24 billion to $1.05 billion. ATGE’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -30.93% to end up at $0.67 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -15.6% to record $2.38/share.