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Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the Education Services Industry Detected in Shares of K12 (LRN, BPI, EDU, CPLA, LOPE)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

K12 ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 27.79. Bridgepoint Education is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 26.57. New Oriental Education & Technology ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 25.31.

Capella Education follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 16.95, and Grand Canyon Education rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 13.44.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Capella Education on July 12th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $55.72. Since that recommendation, shares of Capella Education have risen 4.2%. We continue to monitor Capella Education for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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