NAUH stock: buy or sell?

NAUH stock price: $0.06 50.00% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


After sliding a scary -50.00% on Sep/19, National American University closed yesterday at $0.06 and skyrocketed an outstanding 50.00%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with National American University stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean NAUH will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is National American University stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for NAUH stock for the last 30 days.

NAUH stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a scary -50.00% on September 19th, National American University closed yesterday at $0.06 and skyrocketed an outstanding 50.00%.

After sliding a scary -50.00% on Sep/19, National American University closed yesterday at $0.06 and skyrocketed an outstanding 50.00%. Yesterday NAUH price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

NAUH stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

National American University shares boosted 50.00% this week, ending at $0.06. Late August NAUH plummed a scary -75.00% in just one week.

Price is now touching previous lows at what is a ultimate prove for continue falling of bounce back If NAUH finally clearly slides the mark, further falls will continue until finding newer supports. On the contrary, if NAUH finds a support at mark, it would be defining a double bottom shape and a possible flat-base, something to be optimistic about. This week NAUH price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

NAUH stock chart (weekly)

NAUH stock price history

NAUH stock went public on January 8th, 2008 with a price of $4.731. Since then, NAUH stock lost a -98.70%, 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 8.41.

NAUH stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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. You should not follow the analysts' NAUH stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. 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 Share

Since last January, when National American University published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
NAUH earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a shocking correction of -10.86% to $77.18 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) eased a -8.51% to -15.76%.

To have an up to date 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 earnings were $-9.51 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem National American University business evolution since May 2018: Annual revenues up to November, compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a chilling -30.81%. Slightly better, profit margin (net income/sales) slightly fell at -15.76%.

NAUH annual Sales and Income evolution
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 results

National American University posted million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -100.00% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed constant 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 dreadful decrease and collapsed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, National American University posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
NAUH quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2016-Q4$22 M-$-0.75 M-3.4%-
2017-Q1$21 M-2.96%$-2.54 M-11.9%237.77%
2017-Q2$22 M3.80%$-0.93 M-4.2%-63.35%
2017-Q3$20 M-10.57%$-3.83 M-19.3%311.39%
2017-Q4$20 M1.10%$-3.78 M-18.9%-1.38%
2018-Q1$18 M-8.95%$-3.71 M-20.3%-1.85%
2018-Q2$19 M5.03%$-0.85 M-4.4%-77.10%
2018-Q3$16 M-16.24%$-4.95 M-30.9%483.51%

National American University ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to National American University:

Market cap$1.5 M$369.3 M$2.2 B$1.2 B$56.8 M
Total shares24.7 M16.1 M54.9 M70.1 M25.2 M
Float shares7.7 M14.3 M54.2 M65.3 M17.3 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

NAUH summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$0.06 - $0.06
Previous close$0.04
Session gain50.00%
Average true range$0.02
50d mov avg$0.06
100d mov avg$0.06
200d mov avg$0.24
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lt01b

National American University performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared National American University against American Public Education, Adtalem Global Education, Career Education, Lincoln Educational Services and Grand Canyon Education in the following table:
NAUHNational American...-25.00%0.00%-93.18%
APEIAmerican Public E...-20.27%-23.55%-26.13%
ATGEAdtalem Global Ed...-9.72%-11.55%-10.34%
CECOCareer Education-9.67%5.82%15.12%
LINCLincoln Education...-7.41%-25.99%-5.86%
LOPEGrand Canyon Educ...-7.44%-2.28%0.62%

National American University competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for National American University. We selected 5 companies as National American University competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.