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Shares of Career Education Under Pressure, Down 4.6%

Published on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20
By Adrienne Chilton

Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) is a company whose shares are active, trading 4.6% lower to $5.38. The S&P is currently trading 0.3% higher to 1,992 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading 0.4% higher to 17,048.

Career Education Corporation provides private, for-profit postsecondary education in the United States and Canada. The Company's schools offer a variety of bachelor's degree, associate degree, and non-degree programs, with a core curricula of information technologies, visual communication and design technologies, business studies, and culinary arts.

In the past 52 weeks, Career Education share prices have been bracketed by a low of $2.46 and a high of $7.93 and are now at $5.38, 119% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has remained constant while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.9%.

Potential upside of 2.2% exists for Career Education, based on a current level of $5.38 and analysts' average consensus price target of $5.50. The stock should hit resistance at its 200-day moving average (MA) of $5.68, as well as support at its 50-day MA of $5.01.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com

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