NAUH stock: buy or sell?
June 26th, 2019
National American University Holdings, Inc. owns and operates National American University (NAU) that provides professional and technical postsecondary education primarily for working adults and other non-traditional students in the United States.
Should I buy NAUH stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with National American University stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is National American University stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for NAUH stock for the last month.
NAUH stock analysis
National American University stayed stable a tight 0.00% and closed at $0.05.
Shares of National American University stayed constant a tight 0.00% and closed at $0.05. NAUH is soaring again after a 37.50% correction from its last top on May at $0.08.
After sliding a chilling -60.00% in a week last week, National American University closed this week at $0.05 and stayed constant a tight 0.00%. By mid June NAUH skyrocketed a super good 37.50% in just one week.
National American University finally fell under the support line and now is sliding further looking for new supports. Since price and 20-weeks moving average lines crossed down last week, NAUH fell $-0.03 per share (-37.50%).
NAUH stock price history
NAUH IPO was on January 8th, 2008 at $4.52 per share1. Since then, NAUH stock declined a -98.90%, with a yearly average of -9.00%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
NAUH stock historical price chart
NAUH stock reached 52-week highs on October at $1.87, and all-time highs 2010-02-12 with a price of 8.06.
NAUH stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for National American University stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince January, when National American University presented its last earnings report, it plunged a frightening -76.19%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, National American University annual revenues plunged a godawful -10.86% to $77.18 million USD from $86.59 marked in 2017. In the same way, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) slipped to -15.76%, that is $-12.16 million. To have an updated view of the financial situation of National American University, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual National American University TTM sales up to November 2018 were $53.41 and income was $-9.51 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem National American University business evolution since May 2018: Annual sales up to November, compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a frightening -30.81%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/sales) slightly fell at -15.76%.
|2013||$129 M||-||$5.45 M4.2%||-|
|2014||$128 M||-1.11%||$3.49 M2.7%||-35.96%|
|2015||$118 M||-7.72%||$6.72 M5.7%||92.44%|
|2016||$96 M||-18.47%||$-5.35 M-5.6%||-179.63%|
|2017||$87 M||-9.91%||$-6.28 M-7.2%||17.33%|
|2018||$77 M||-10.86%||$-12.16 M-15.8%||93.80%|
|TTM||$53 M||-30.81%||$-9.51 M-17.8%||-21.80%|
Quarterly financial resultsNational American University reported M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -30.89%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, National American University sales marked a spooky slide and collapsed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, National American University posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2016-Q4||$22 M||-||$-0.75 M-3.4%||-|
|2017-Q1||$21 M||-2.96%||$-2.54 M-11.9%||237.77%|
|2017-Q2||$22 M||3.80%||$-0.93 M-4.2%||-63.35%|
|2017-Q3||$20 M||-10.57%||$-3.83 M-19.3%||311.39%|
|2017-Q4||$20 M||1.10%||$-3.78 M-18.9%||-1.38%|
|2018-Q1||$18 M||-8.95%||$-3.71 M-20.3%||-1.85%|
|2018-Q2||$19 M||5.03%||$-0.85 M-4.4%||-77.10%|
|2018-Q3||$16 M||-16.24%||$-4.95 M-30.9%||483.51%|
National American University ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For National American University, 63.58% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of National American University stock, 16.57% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for NAUH stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$1.2 M||$470.5 M||$2.5 B||$1.3 B||$55.0 M|
|Total shares||24.8 M||16.6 M||56.6 M||70.1 M||25.2 M|
|Float shares||7.6 M||14.8 M||55.9 M||65.5 M||17.1 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||16.6%||93.7%||99.6%||83.2%||70.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||63.6%||3.9%||1.1%||3.9%||13.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Wednesday, June 26th, 2019|
|Day range||$0.05 - $0.05|
|Average true range||$0.02|
|50d mov avg||$0.06|
|100d mov avg||$0.10|
|200d mov avg||$0.39|
National American University performanceTo better understand National American University performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We chose American Public Education, Adtalem Global Education, Career Education, Lincoln Educational Services and Grand Canyon Education as the bechmarking frame for National American University stock.
|APEIAmerican Public E...||-5.84%||1.21%||-32.64%|
|ATGEAdtalem Global Ed...||-3.61%||-4.86%||-7.17%|
|LOPEGrand Canyon Educ...||1.63%||22.54%||4.27%|