There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Adtalem Global Education Counters Safkhet Capital Report.
This NYSE-listed company operates within the Education & Training Services industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $49.17 and fluctuated between $49.49 as its day high and $48.92 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Adtalem Global Education Inc is $1.93B. A total of 0.52 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 589.13K shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ATGE has seen 4 BUY and 15 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 195,448 and the disposition of 208,368 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 68 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 574,075 shares during that period but sold 579,545.
In the most recent transaction, Herrera Maurice sold 4,200 shares of ATGE for 60.00 per share on Dec 08. After the transaction, the SVP – Chief Marketing Officer now owns 24,519 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 06, Simpson Blake sold 550 shares at 59.23 per share. ATGE shares that SVP, Chief Comms Officer owns now total 7,986.
Among the insiders who sold shares, WARDELL LISA W disposed of 4,643 shares on Nov 14 at a per-share price of $55.77. This resulted in the Director holding 162,134 shares of ATGE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, WARDELL LISA W sold 62,757 shares at $54.77 per share on Nov 13. Company shares held by the Director now total 162,134.
Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ATGE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $65.00 with high estimates of $65.00 and low estimates of $65.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ATGE has a high of $62.99 and a low of $33.59.
As of this writing, ATGE has an earnings estimate of $1.16 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.19 per share and a lower estimate of $1.14. The company reported an EPS of $0.93 in the last quarter, which was 16.20% higher than expectations of $0.8.
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In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ATGE is Buy with a score of 5.00.