Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE) receives new coverage from StockNews.com analysts

StockNews.com began to cover the shares of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE – Get a rating) in a report released Thursday. The company has placed a “holding” rating on the stock.

A number of other equity analysts have also published reports on ATGE. BMO Capital Markets cut its price target on Adtalem Global Education from $37.00 to $32.00 in a Thursday, February 10 report. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Adtalem Global Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a target price of $20.00 for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, February 15. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

ATGE shares opened at $30.24 on Thursday. Adtalem Global Education has a 12 month minimum of $19.14 and a 12 month maximum of $41.34. The company has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion, a price-earnings ratio of -201.60, a growth price-earnings ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $25.94 and a 200-day simple moving average of $30.73. The company has a debt ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.23.

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Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE – Get a rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 8. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.75 for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of $0.96 per ($0.21). Adtalem Global Education recorded a positive return on equity of 10.93% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The company posted revenue of $371.20 million in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $419.27 million. During the same period last year, the company earned earnings per share of $0.77. The company’s quarterly revenue increased by 58.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equity analysts expect Adtalem Global Education to post 3 EPS for the current financial year.

Separately, director Kenneth J. Phelan acquired 4,087 shares of the company in a transaction dated Thursday, February 10. The stock was purchased at an average price of $24.47 per share, for a total transaction of $100,008.89. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, accessible via this hyperlink. Additionally, director Sharon O’keefe acquired 1,250 shares of the company in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 23. The shares were purchased at an average price of $20.63 per share, with a total value of $25,787.50. Disclosure of this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 50,357 shares of the company worth $1,189,521 in the past 90 days. 2.75% of the shares are currently held by insiders.

Major investors have recently changed their positions in the company. Marshall Wace North America LP acquired a new position in shares of Adtalem Global Education in the first quarter worth $56,000. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Adtalem Global Education by 66.6% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 79,200 shares of the company worth $2,821,000 after buying 31,647 more shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its position in Adtalem Global Education by 1,717.3% during the third quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 96,133 shares of the company worth $3,635,000 after purchasing an additional 90,843 shares in the last quarter. The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its holdings in Adtalem Global Education by 16.6% during the third quarter. The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 19,926 shares of the company valued at $753,000 after acquiring 2,844 additional shares during the period. Finally, SummerHaven Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Adtalem Global Education during the third quarter, valued at approximately $882,000. 98.28% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

Adtalem Global Education Company Profile (Get a rating)

Adtalem Global Education Inc provides workforce solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Medical and Healthcare; and Financial Services. The Medical and Healthcare segment offers degree and non-degree programs in the medical and healthcare post-secondary education sector. This segment operates Chamberlain University, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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