News articles about Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Career Education earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.6215915849576 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NASDAQ:CECO opened at $13.45 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $936.27, a PE ratio of 43.39 and a beta of 2.73. Career Education has a fifty-two week low of $8.10 and a fifty-two week high of $14.33.

Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $143.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.30 million. Career Education had a positive return on equity of 6.73% and a negative net margin of 5.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.44) earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Career Education will post 0.9 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on CECO. Sidoti began coverage on shares of Career Education in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Career Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Career Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

In other news, SVP Jeffrey David Ayers sold 39,141 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.89, for a total transaction of $543,668.49. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 196,472 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,728,996.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 5.01% of the company’s stock.

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Career Education Company Profile

Career Education Corporation operates colleges, institutions, and universities that provide education to student population in various career-oriented disciplines through online, campus based, and blended learning programs in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Colorado Technical University (CTU), American InterContinental University (AIU), and All Other Campuses.

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