Education Management Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (EDMC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $13.15, below its previous 52-week low of $13.26 with 42,205 shares traded as of 11:18 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 239,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Education Management has a market cap of $3.25 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 51% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Education Management Corporation provides post-secondary education in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 15.8 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 reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Education Management Ratings Report.

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