National American University Stock Soars (NAUH)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of National American University Holdings (Nasdaq: NAUH) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $11.73 as of 3:56 p.m. ET, 30.3% above Monday's closing price of $9. Volume is at 16,553, 0.6 times the daily average of 28,800.

National American University has a market cap of $240.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National American University Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Dlorah, Inc., engages in the ownership and operation of National American University that provides post-secondary education services primarily to working adults and other non-traditional students in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 35, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 60.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates National American University as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full National American University Ratings Report.

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