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How to buy Strategic Education stock | $71.03

Learn how to easily invest in Strategic Education stock.

Strategic Education Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Strategic Education shares (STRA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Strategic Education employs 3,679 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Strategic Education stock price (NASDAQ: STRA)

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Strategic Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$71.03
52-week range$68.58 - $98.30
50-day moving average $73.08
200-day moving average $76.85
Wall St. target price$94.20
PE ratio 36.8789
Dividend yield $2.4 (3.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.93

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Strategic Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $71.03 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 3.02%
1 month (2021-09-20) 0.44%
3 months (2021-07-20) -0.45%
6 months (2021-04-20) -17.64%
1 year (2020-10-20) -26.89%
2 years (2019-10-18) -45.29%
3 years (2018-10-19) 128.3
5 years (2016-10-20) 55.73%

Is Strategic Education under- or over-valued?

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

Strategic Education's P/E ratio

Strategic 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 37x. In other words, Strategic Education shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

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

Strategic Education's PEG ratio

Strategic Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8385. 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 Strategic Education's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Strategic Education's EBITDA

Strategic Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $221.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Strategic Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Strategic Education financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.58%
Gross profit TTM $495 million
Return on assets TTM 3.16%
Return on equity TTM 2.89%
Profit margin 4.24%
Book value $71.10
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Strategic Education shares

There are currently 1.4 million Strategic Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Strategic Education's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% down from 1.5 million last month.

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

Strategic Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Strategic Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Strategic Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Strategic Education shares traded daily (recently around 207032.22060958). Strategic Education's SIR currently stands at 6.89. In other words for every 100,000 Strategic Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6890 shares are currently held short.

However Strategic Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Strategic Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Strategic Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Strategic Education's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Strategic Education shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0639% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Strategic Education shares, roughly 64 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 Strategic Education.

Find out more about how you can short Strategic Education stock.

Strategic Education share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.48% of net profits

Recently Strategic Education has paid out, on average, around 42.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Strategic Education shareholders could enjoy a 3.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Strategic Education's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.

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

Strategic Education's most recent dividend payout was on 12 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Strategic Education's shares ever split?

Strategic Education's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 November 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Strategic Education shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Strategic Education shares which in turn could have impacted Strategic Education's share price.

Strategic Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Strategic Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $68.58 up to $98.3004. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Strategic Education's is 0.4783. This would suggest that Strategic Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Strategic Education overview

Strategic Education, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides post-secondary education and non-degree programs. It operates in three segments: Strayer University, Capella University, and Australia/New Zealand. The company operates Strayer University that provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, public administration, and criminal justice for working adult students through its 64 physical campuses located in the eastern United States, as well as through online; and an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. It also operates a software development school that provides Web development, iOS development, quality assurance, and UX design programs in Lehi, Utah and Dallas, Texas through online; and a software engineering school for women, which offers software development programs through online in San Francisco. In addition, the company operates Capella University, an online post-secondary education company that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, psychology, business and technology, counseling and human services, and education primarily for working adults; and provides self-paced online general education courses. Further, it operates Torrens University that offers undergraduate and graduate courses in business, design and creative technology, health, hospitality, and education fields through online and on physical campuses located in Australia; Think Education, a vocational training organization that delivers education at various campuses; and Media Design School, which offers industry-endorsed courses in 3D animation and visual effects, game art and programming, graphic and motion design, digital media artificial intelligence, and creative advertising in New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Strategic Education is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.074% of Strategic Education shares are held by insiders and 103.766% by institutions.
How many people work for Strategic Education?
Latest data suggests 3,679 work at Strategic Education.
When does the fiscal year end for Strategic Education?
Strategic Education's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Strategic Education based?
Strategic Education's address is: 2303 Dulles Station Boulevard, Herndon, VA, United States, 20171
What is Strategic Education's ISIN number?
Strategic Education's international securities identification number is: US86272C1036
What is Strategic Education's CUSIP number?
Strategic Education's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 86272C103

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