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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K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Expected to Report $-0.26 Per Share

Oct 12, 2015
Markets Staff

All eyes will be on K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) when the firm issues their quarterly earnings report, which is expected to go out this week. Analysts on Wall Street, on a consensus basis, are expecting the firm to report earnings of $-0.26 per share for the fiscal quarter. In comparing to last quarter, K12 Inc posted EPS of $0.18 for the period which ended on 2015-06-30.

Investors will be paying particularly close attention to how the expected EPS consensus number compares to the actual reported EPS. If the actual greatly differs from the consensus estimate, then a sharp price movement is likely in the days following the report. Last quarter the firm posted a surprise factor of 100. Before the earnings announcement, the standard deviation for the earnings per share estimates was 0.

Now taking a look at where research firms see the stock heading short term, the analyst consensus price target for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is currently at $N/A. There are N/A analysts in total total that contribute to the Zacks consensus target. The most bearish price target has the stock at $N/A within the year. The most bullish analyst price target sees the stock at $N/A.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) has an average broker recommendation of 2. This is based on a scale of 1 to 5 where a 1 would constitute a strong buy and 5 represents a strong sell recommendation. This number is based on the average of N/A brokers polled by Zacks Research. Comparatively, the stock had a rating of 2 three months ago.

$-0.26 EPS Expected for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) in Quarter

Sep 15, 2015
Markets Staff

Analysts on the Street are predicting that K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) will report earnings of $-0.26 per share for the current fiscal quarter. This figure is representative of the total sell-side analysts polled by Zack’s Research covering the equity. Most recently K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) reported earnings per share of $0.18 for the fiscal period ended on 2015-06-30.

The actual reported number was 0.09 away from the consensus mean at the time of the release, or a surprise factor of 100%.

In total, brokerage analysts polled by Zack’s have a consensus target price of $N/A on the name. This is the mean one year estimate based on the N/A polled research firms covering the equity. The latest revision which was taken into account in the consensus was posted on N/A.

The average broker recommendation (ABR) is an arithmetical calculation of the individual ratings contributed by sell-side analysts to produce a Consensus Analyst Rating for each stock. Ratings are scaled on a 1 to 5 scale where 5 represents a Strong Sell and 1 represents a Strong Buy. K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) currently has an ABR of 2 based on N/A research analysts providing projections. Of this group, the broker that sees the biggest upside to the current stock price sees it reaching $N/A within the next 12 months. The most bearish analyst has the price target set at $N/A for the same one year time frame.

Looking further ahead at the long term growth projections for the company, analysts are anticipating earnings per share of $N/A for the current year. The analyst with the most positive view is estimating earnings per share of $N/A, while the most bearish is estimating EPS of $N/A for the year.

$-0.26 EPS Expected for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) in Quarter

Sep 15, 2015 Markets Staff

Analysts on the Street are predicting that K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) will report earnings of $-0.26 per share for the current fiscal quarter. This figure is representative of the total sell-side analysts polled by Zack’s Research covering the equity. Most recently K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) reported earnings per share of $0.18 for the fiscal period ended on 2015-06-30.

The actual reported number was 0.09 away from the consensus mean at the time of the release, or a surprise factor of 100%.

In total, brokerage analysts polled by Zack’s have a consensus target price of $N/A on the name. This is the mean one year estimate based on the N/A polled research firms covering the equity. The latest revision which was taken into account in the consensus was posted on N/A.

The average broker recommendation (ABR) is an arithmetical calculation of the individual ratings contributed by sell-side analysts to produce a Consensus Analyst Rating for each stock. Ratings are scaled on a 1 to 5 scale where 5 represents a Strong Sell and 1 represents a Strong Buy. K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) currently has an ABR of 2 based on N/A research analysts providing projections. Of this group, the broker that sees the biggest upside to the current stock price sees it reaching $N/A within the next 12 months. The most bearish analyst has the price target set at $N/A for the same one year time frame.

Looking further ahead at the long term growth projections for the company, analysts are anticipating earnings per share of $N/A for the current year. The analyst with the most positive view is estimating earnings per share of $N/A, while the most bearish is estimating EPS of $N/A for the year.

Stock Rating Update on K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN)

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K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) has been issued a 2 rating by the sell-side brokerage firms covering the stock. Basing the rating on a simplified scale where 1 represents a Buy and 5 represents a Sell, this is the average rating based on the N/A firms polled by Zacks Research. To determine the direction the stock sentiment is headed, it’s noted that the stock had a rating of 2 three months ago.

The sell-side brokers covering the equity also have issued projected stock price objectives on the company. The one year projections range from a high of $N/A to the low of $N/A. The mean price target of all analysts taken into consideration by Zacks is $N/A.

Earnings at a Glance

Near term, Wall Street brokerage analysts are expecting K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) to report earnings of $0.09 per share for the fiscal quarter ending on 2015-06-30. This is the calculated earnings per share estimate from the N/A polled by Zacks. In taking a look further ahead three to five years, analysts have a long-term growth EPS estimate of $N/A. This number is the best estimate for sales and earnings over that time frame.

Stock holders will be watching when K12 Inc reports their next earnings results on 2015-08-04. Most recently the firm announced earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter which ended on 2015-03-31. Compared to analyst expectations just before the announcement, the actual results were $0.07 away from that number, or a surprise factor of 18.42%.

K12 Inc. (K12) is a technology-based education company. K12 offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. The Company provides a continuum of technology-based educational products and solutions to districts, public schools, private schools, charter schools and families. Its products include Curriculum, Pre-K and K-8 Courses, Online School Platform-Learning Management System, High School Courses, Innovative Learning Applications, School Management Systems and PEAK12. Its managed public schools includes Full-time virtual schools and Blended schools, which includes Flex schools, Passport schools, Discovery schools and Other blended schools. Its international and private pay business includes Managed private schools, The Keystone School, George Washington University Online HS, K12 International Academy, IS Berne, WEB and Independent course sales (Consumer).

Eye on Earnings: K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN)

Jul 28, 2015 Markets Staff

Sell-side analysts are expecting K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) to report quarterly earnings per share of $0.09 for the quarter ending 2015-06-30. This consensus figure is based on N/A firms providing estimates. Investors will be paying close attention to whether the company misses or beats this number. The company is slated to report earnings on or around 2015-08-04.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) posted a surprise factor of 18.42% for the previous quarter where the analyst consensus EPS estimate turned out to be $0.07 away from the reported actual number of $0.45. Before reporting, the standard deviation stood at $0.01.

Predicted Stock Movement

Over the next year, covering analysts have a consensus price target on the stock of $N/A. This number stems from N/A firms that are providing projections on the stock. Out of these analysts, the high projection stands at $N/A while the low projection sees the stock at $N/A over the next 52 weeks. The standard deviation of the price targets stands at $N/A.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) has a current consensus rating of 2. On this scale a one would represent a Strong Buy while a five rating would indicate a Strong Sell. Keeping an eye on the ratings trend, the equity had a three-months ago rating of 2.

K12 (LRN) Is Strong On High Volume Today

K12 (LRN) Is Strong On High Volume Today

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

Trade-Ideas LLC identified K12 ( LRN) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified K12 as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • LRN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $3.7 million.
  • LRN has traded 51,331 shares today.
  • LRN is trading at 5.12 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • LRN is trading at a new high 9.21% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on LRN:

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, offers proprietary curriculum, software systems, and educational services to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade. It manages virtual and blended public schools. LRN has a PE ratio of 17.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate K12 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for K12 has been 258,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. K12 has a market cap of $595.8 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.04 and a short float of 2.6% with 3.21 days to cover. Shares are up 30.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates K12 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Consumer Services industry. The net income increased by 436.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$3.67 million to $12.33 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 11.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • K12 INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, K12 INC reported lower earnings of $0.50 versus $0.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.66 versus $0.50).
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. In comparison to the other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, K12 INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • LRN's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 26.95%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.

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K12 (LRN) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Posted by Joseph Griffin on Jan 28th, 2015 // No Comments

K12 (NYSE:LRN) will issue its Q215 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 29th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.29 per share and revenue of $229.61 million for the quarter. Investors that are interested in participating in the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 30th. The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $236.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $233.99 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.13) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect K12 to post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.35 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of K12 (NYSE:LRN) opened at 11.59 on Wednesday. K12 has a 52 week low of $10.07 and a 52 week high of $26.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.46 and its 200-day moving average is $15.61. The company has a market cap of $426.7 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.64.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is a technology-based education company. K12 offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12.

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K12 (LRN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

K12 (LRN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

K12 (NYSE:LRN) is scheduled to post its Q215 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 29th. Analysts expect K12 to post earnings of $0.29 per share and revenue of $229.61 million for the quarter. Individual interested in registering for the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 30th. The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $236.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $233.99 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.13) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect K12 to post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.35 EPS for the next fiscal year.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) opened at 11.69 on Tuesday. K12 has a one year low of $10.07 and a one year high of $26.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.46 and its 200-day moving average is $15.6. The company has a market cap of $430.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.31.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is a technology-based education company. K12 offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12.

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K12 (LRN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Posted by Max Byerly on Oct 28th, 2014 // No Comments

K12 (NYSE:LRN) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 30th. Individual that are interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 14th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $232.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $221.04 million. On average, analysts expect K12 to post $0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.38 EPS for the next fiscal year.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) opened at 14.89 on Tuesday. K12 has a 52-week low of $12.94 and a 52-week high of $26.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.00 and a 200-day moving average of $20.85. The company has a market cap of $565.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.94. K12 also was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,923,405 shares, a decrease of 29.5% from the September 30th total of 4,149,245 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 668,339 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Approximately 9.4% of the shares of the company are sold short.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LRN. Analysts at Barrington Research downgraded shares of K12 from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 9th. On a related note, analysts at BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of K12 in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of K12 from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 15th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. K12 currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is a technology-based education company.

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