Educational Development Corp. (EDUC) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock of Educational Development Corp. (NASDAQ: EDUC) has increased by 27.15 when compared to last closing price of 2.21.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 39.80% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-01-11 that Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) Q3 2024 Earnings Call Transcript

Is It Worth Investing in Educational Development Corp. (NASDAQ: EDUC) Right Now?

Educational Development Corp. (NASDAQ: EDUC) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 84.89x compared to its average ratio, The 36-month beta value for EDUC is at 1.15. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for EDUC is 6.24M, and currently, shorts hold a 0.53% of that float. The average trading volume for EDUC on April 04, 2024 was 35.09K shares.

EDUC’s Market Performance

EDUC’s stock has seen a 39.80% increase for the week, with a 63.37% rise in the past month and a 134.17% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 14.88%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 12.20% for Educational Development Corp. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 44.15% for EDUC’s stock, with a 105.81% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

EDUC Trading at 53.94% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EDUC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.02% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 12.20%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 14.88%, as shares surge +68.26% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +63.37% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EDUC rose by +39.80%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +136.13% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $2.01. In addition, Educational Development Corp. saw 142.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for EDUC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.3 for the present operating margin
  • 0.64 for the gross margin

The net margin for Educational Development Corp. stands at 0.0. The total capital return value is set at 0.23. Equity return is now at value 0.51, with 0.24 for asset returns.

Based on Educational Development Corp. (EDUC), the company’s capital structure generated 0.42 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.32. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.72. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.87.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 87.83 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.69. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.96. The receivables turnover for the company is 30.92for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.6. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.64.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Educational Development Corp. (EDUC) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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