A Reversal for K12 Inc. Is Not Near. The Stock Declines Again
The stock of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 3.00% or $0.3 on February 17, hitting $9.69. About 419,732 shares traded hands or 102.68% up from the average. K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) has declined 27.61% since July 13, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.89% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $385.28M company. It was reported on Feb, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $8.53 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:LRN worth $46.23 million less.
Analysts await K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) to reports earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.31 earnings per share, down 31.11% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.45 per share. LRN’s profit will be $12.33 million for 7.81 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by K12 Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 34.78% EPS growth.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is a leading national provider of proprietary curriculum and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. Its mission is to maximize a child’s potential by providing access to an engaging and effective education, regardless of geographic location or socio-economic background.”
The institutional sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2015 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.15 in 2015Q2. The ratio increased, as 17 funds sold all K12 Inc. shares owned while 44 reduced positions. 22 funds bought stakes while 51 increased positions. They now own 29.54 million shares or 0.02% less from 29.55 million shares in 2015Q2.
Technology Crossover Management Vii Ltd. holds 3.28% of its portfolio in K12 Inc. for 4.00 million shares. Kestrel Investment Management Corp owns 390,700 shares or 1.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Highland Capital Management Lp has 1.07% invested in the company for 2.94 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Tfs Capital Llc has invested 0.61% in the stock. Globeflex Capital L P, a California-based fund reported 155,935 shares.
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