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How to buy TAL Education Group stock | $67.84

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TAL Education Group is an education & training services business based in the US. TAL Education Group shares (TAL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TAL Education Group employs 45,271 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.7 billion.

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  3. Search for TAL Education Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TAL. 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 TAL Education 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$67.84, 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 TAL Education Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of TAL Education 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.

TAL Education Group share price

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TAL Education Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$67.84
52-week rangeUSD$44.24 - USD$82.49
50-day moving average USD$72.4706
200-day moving average USD$71.8901
Wall St. target priceUSD$82.86
PE ratio 1695.7317
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.041

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Is it a good time to buy TAL Education Group stock?

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TAL Education Group price performance over time

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Is TAL Education Group under- or over-valued?

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

TAL Education Group's P/E ratio

TAL Education Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1696x. In other words, TAL Education Group shares trade at around 1696x 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.

TAL Education Group's PEG ratio

TAL Education Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.84. 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 TAL Education 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.

TAL Education Group's EBITDA

TAL Education Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$172.2 million.

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

TAL Education Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.18%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.48%
Return on equity TTM 0.37%
Profit margin 0.71%
Book value $4.497
Market capitalisation USD$41.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TAL Education Group shares

There are currently 12.3 million TAL Education Group shares held short by investors – that's known as TAL Education Group's "short interest". This figure is 38.7% up from 8.9 million last month.

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

TAL Education Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TAL Education Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TAL Education Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TAL Education Group shares traded daily (recently around 3.6 million). TAL Education Group's SIR currently stands at 3.4. In other words for every 100,000 TAL Education Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3400 shares are currently held short.

However TAL Education Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TAL Education Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable TAL Education Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TAL Education Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TAL Education Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TAL Education Group 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 TAL Education Group.

Find out more about how you can short TAL Education Group stock.

TAL Education Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like TAL Education Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

TAL Education Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.55

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TAL Education Group's overall score of 18.55 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like TAL Education Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

TAL Education Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.65/100

TAL Education Group's environmental score of 3.65 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TAL Education Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TAL Education Group's social score

Social score: 11.48/100

TAL Education Group's social score of 11.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TAL Education Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

TAL Education Group's governance score

Governance score: 10.42/100

TAL Education Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that TAL Education Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TAL Education Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. TAL Education Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that TAL Education Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

TAL Education Group was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.55
Total ESG percentile 11.38
Environmental score 3.65
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 11.48
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 10.42
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

TAL Education Group share dividends

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

Have TAL Education Group's shares ever split?

TAL Education Group's shares were split on a 6:1 basis on 16 August 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TAL Education Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TAL Education Group shares which in turn could have impacted TAL Education Group's share price.

TAL Education Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TAL Education Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.24 up to $82.49. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while TAL Education Group's is 0.1206. This would suggest that TAL Education Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

TAL Education Group overview

TAL Education Group provides K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers tutoring services to K-12 students covering various academic subjects, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, political science, English, and Chinese. It also provides tutoring services primarily through small classes under the Xueersi, Mobby, and Firstleap brand names; personalized premium services under Izhikang name. In addition, the company operates, an online education platform that serves as a gateway for online courses offered through; and other Websites for specific topics and offerings, such as college entrance examinations, high school entrance examinations, graduate school entrance examinations, preschool education, and raising infants and toddlers, as well as mathematics, English, and Chinese composition. Further, it operates and the Mama Bang app, an online platform focusing on children, baby, and maternity market; and provides consulting services for overseas studies under the Shunshun Liuxue name, as well as tutoring services for students aged two through twelve under the Mobby brand. Additionally, the company offers education and management consulting, investment management and consulting services; develops and sells software and networks, as well as related consulting services; and sells educational materials. As of February 29, 2020, its educational network included 871 learning centers and 767 service centers in 69 cities throughout China and one city in the United States. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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