Daiwa Securities slashes price target on New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU] – find out why.


New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [NYSE: EDU] gained 0.39% or 0.04 points to close at $10.23 with a heavy trading volume of 13373454 shares. The company report on April 8, 2022 that New Oriental to Report Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results on April 26, 2022.

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New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the “Company” or “New Oriental”) (NYSE: EDU/ 9901.SEHK), a provider of private educational services in China, today announced that it will report its financial results for the third quarter ended February 28, 2022, before the U.S. market opens on April 26, 2022. New Oriental’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8 AM on April 26, 2022, U.S. Eastern Time (8 PM on April 26, 2022, Beijing/Hong Kong Time). Participants can join the conference using the below options:.

It opened the trading session at $10.25, the shares rose to $10.85 and dropped to $10.185, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for EDU points out that the company has recorded -57.55% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -21.79% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.21M shares, EDU reached to a volume of 13373454 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EDU shares is $41.42 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EDU stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Daiwa Securities have made an estimate for New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 09, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $8.60 to $3.50. The new note on the price target was released on August 30, 2021, representing the official price target for New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $20.10 to $2.50, while Deutsche Bank kept a Hold rating on EDU stock. On July 27, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for EDU shares from 11 to 2.40.

The Average True Range (ATR) for New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. is set at 0.98, with the Price to Sales ratio for EDU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.42. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.04, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 27.10.

Trading performance analysis for EDU stock

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.67. With this latest performance, EDU shares dropped by -23.08% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -57.55% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -93.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EDU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.30, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.13 for New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.65, while it was recorded at 10.52 for the last single week of trading, and 20.62 for the last 200 days.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU] shares currently have an operating margin of +3.49 and a Gross Margin at +52.37. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.82.

Return on Total Capital for EDU is now 2.56, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.37. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.00. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 44.01. Additionally, EDU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.56, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 33.55, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.30.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU] managed to generate an average of $24,650 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 36.38 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.51.New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

An analysis of insider ownership at New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [EDU]

There are presently around $1,022 million, or 66.50% of EDU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EDU stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 10,121,637, which is approximately 84.989% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 6,283,612 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $64.28 million in EDU stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $51.83 million in EDU stock with ownership of nearly -6.431% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 116 institutional holders increased their position in New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. [NYSE:EDU] by around 27,583,586 shares. Additionally, 156 investors decreased positions by around 20,297,662 shares, while 39 investors held positions by with 52,047,470 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 99,928,718 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EDU stock had 43 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,750,904 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 4,130,469 shares during the same period.