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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) Stock is Soaring, Here is Why

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU) shares are trading at higher $165.46 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $165.14.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $164.75 and the low is $102.01. Over the last 52 weeks, EDU is up 50.99% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, EDU reported a profit of $407.39 million. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. also saw revenues increase to $798.47 million. In addition, EDU has free cash flow of $494.91 million as of 05-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $10.26 million which compares well with its peers.

EDU booked profit margins of 11.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 15.60%, and its Return on Assets is 6.40%. All told, it is clear that, EDU needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. EDU has a short ratio of 3.65 and outstanding shares of 159.24M.

Company Outlook

EDU has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 2.59. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. EDU also noted assets of $6.56 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as EDU has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. EDU has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, EDU represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. EDU is now commanding a market cap of 26.40B and a float of 158.98M. EDU is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of EDU stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in EDU, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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