Education Management Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (EDMC)
Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq:EDMC) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 752,227 shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.14 (-4.7%).
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 752,227 shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.14 (-4.7%) at $22.95 as of 4 p.m. ET. Education Management has a market cap of $3.57 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Education Management Corporation provides post-secondary education in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 17.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Education Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Education Management Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are falling on unusually high volume? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting HVDOWN to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.
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