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How to buy Bright Scholar Education stock

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Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited is an education & training services business based in the US. Bright Scholar Education shares (BEDU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bright Scholar Education employs 11,499 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$754.5 million.

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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 Bright Scholar Education. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BEDU. 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 Bright Scholar Education 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. 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 Bright Scholar Education, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bright Scholar Education. 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.

Bright Scholar Education share price

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Bright Scholar Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$5.4232 - USD$8.6417
50-day moving average USD$6.1179
200-day moving average USD$6.4925
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.73
PE ratio 20.5863
Dividend yield USD$0.12 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.307

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Is Bright Scholar Education under- or over-valued?

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

Bright Scholar Education's P/E ratio

Bright Scholar Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Bright Scholar Education shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Bright Scholar Education financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.07%
Return on equity TTM 4.6%
Profit margin 4.71%
Book value $3.394
Market capitalisation USD$754.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bright Scholar Education shares

There are currently 17,611 Bright Scholar Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Bright Scholar Education's "short interest". This figure is 39.4% down from 29,050 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bright Scholar Education shares can be evaluated.

Bright Scholar Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bright Scholar Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bright Scholar Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bright Scholar Education shares traded daily (recently around 37470.212765957). Bright Scholar Education's SIR currently stands at 0.47. In other words for every 100,000 Bright Scholar Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 470 shares are currently held short.

However Bright Scholar Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bright Scholar Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bright Scholar Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bright Scholar Education's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bright Scholar Education shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bright Scholar Education shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bright Scholar Education.

Find out more about how you can short Bright Scholar Education stock.

Bright Scholar Education share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.41% of net profits

Recently Bright Scholar Education has paid out, on average, around 38.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bright Scholar Education shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bright Scholar Education's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

While Bright Scholar Education's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Bright Scholar Education may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Bright Scholar Education's most recent dividend payout was on 24 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bright Scholar Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bright Scholar Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.4232 up to $8.6417. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BEDU.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bright Scholar Education's is 0.9413. This would suggest that Bright Scholar Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bright Scholar Education overview

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, an education service provider, operates and provides K-12 schools and complementary education services in China and internationally. Its schools comprise international and bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including international camps and after-school programs, as well as international education consulting services. As of August 31, 2020, it operated 94 schools across 12 provinces in China, as well as 8 schools internationally with a total student capacity of 75,311 students. Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China.

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