TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) does about 3.04M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 4233773 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 44.02B USD and an enterprise value of about $44.58B. Its current market price is $73.81, marking a decrease of -4.06% compared to the previous close of $76.93. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $82.49 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $33.35. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $75.23 and a low of $73.67.
TAL Education Group (TAL) has a 20-day trading average at $76.22 and the current price is -10.52% off the 52-week high compared with 121.32% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $74.63 and its 200-day simple moving average is $58.28. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.39%, which increases to 3.49% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 45.56 to suggest the stock is neutral.
31 analysts observing the TAL Education Group (TAL) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $60.20 and $102.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $86.49, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 14.66% over the period. The median price target is 17.99% away from the current levels at $90.00.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 31 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 1 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 3 advise that it is a overweight. 24 analysts have rated it as a buy and 2 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on July 31, 2020 when CLSA upgraded the stock to “Underperform” and issued a price target of between $50 and $80. CLSA downgraded its price target at $65-$49.
The current price level is -3.61%, -0.92%, and 26.96% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the TAL price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 31. TAL Education Group (TAL) stock is down -1.01% over the week and -5.58% over the past month. Its price is 53.13% year-to-date and 107.16% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 5/30/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 above consensus estimates by $0.14. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 10/22/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.12 and $0.81 for whole year. TAL’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 678.60% this year and 77.80% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $1.14 billion, which analysts say will come at $4.48 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $6.44 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $1.13 billion.
Its 12-month price target is $90.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 14.66 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $60.20, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $102.00.
Outstanding shares total 599.84M with insiders holding 0.20% of the shares and institutional holders owning 108.29% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -3.10% and return on equity of -0.80%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 51.08. The beta has a value of 0.17. Price to book ratio is 17.09 and price to sales ratio is 12.65.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, UBS (Lux) Equity Fund – China Opp has added its position in TAL Education Group (TAL) to 19,112,800 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 10.69%. UBS (Lux) Equity Fund – China Opp added 1.85 million shares of TAL Education Group common stock bringing its total worth to about $1.49 billion at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. UBS (Lux) Equity Fund – China Opp isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard International Growth Fun, which sold off 0.0 shares to end up with 18,485,132 shares worth $1.44 billion. Morgan Stanley Invt Fds – Globa raise their holdings by 3.82% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.71% position in TAL Education Group thanks to 10.83 million shares amounting to $846.32 million.