Education Management Rises On Unusually High Volume (EDMC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 866,080 shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading up 59 cents (+2.5%) at $24.63 as of 3:20 p.m. ET.

Education Management has a market cap of $2.92 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Education Management Corporation provides post-secondary education in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 14.2 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.

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