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How to buy Aspen Group stock | $11.03

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Aspen Group, Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Aspen Group shares (ASPU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aspen Group employs 319 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58.8 million.

How to buy shares in Aspen Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Aspen Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASPU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Aspen Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.03, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Aspen Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aspen Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Aspen Group share price

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Aspen Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$11.03
52-week rangeUSD$4.65 - USD$13.1
50-day moving average USD$11.2052
200-day moving average USD$10.7035
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.83
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.46

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Is it a good time to buy Aspen Group stock?

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Aspen Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.03 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) 7.61%
1 month (2020-12-17) -4.00%
3 months (2020-10-16) -3.16%
6 months (2020-07-16) 15.74%
1 year (2020-01-16) 38.57%
2 years (2019-01-16) 131.72%
3 years (2018-01-16) 28.70%
5 years (2016-01-15) 8,358.59%

Is Aspen Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aspen Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aspen Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aspen Group's PEG ratio

Aspen Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.3125. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aspen Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Aspen Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$58.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$39.4 million
Return on assets TTM -3.89%
Return on equity TTM -21.44%
Profit margin -14.06%
Book value $2.134
Market capitalisation USD$266.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aspen Group shares

There are currently 751,149 Aspen Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Aspen Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.2% down from 800,911 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aspen Group shares can be evaluated.

Aspen Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aspen Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aspen Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aspen Group shares traded daily (recently around 117919.78021978). Aspen Group's SIR currently stands at 6.37. In other words for every 100,000 Aspen Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6370 shares are currently held short.

However Aspen Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aspen Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aspen Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aspen Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aspen Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0234% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aspen Group shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aspen Group.

Find out more about how you can short Aspen Group stock.

Aspen Group share dividends

We're not expecting Aspen Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Aspen Group's shares ever split?

Aspen Group's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 10 January 2017. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aspen Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aspen Group shares which in turn could have impacted Aspen Group's share price.

Aspen Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aspen Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.65 up to $13.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASPU.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Aspen Group's is 0.8467. This would suggest that Aspen Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Aspen Group overview

Aspen Group, Inc., an education technology company, provides online higher education services in the United States. The company offers certificate programs; and associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a range of areas, including nursing and health sciences, business and technology, arts and sciences, education, and professional and extended studies. As of April 30, 2020, it had 11,444 degree-seeking students enrolled. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

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