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Afya Limited (AFYA) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

Afya Limited (NASDAQ: AFYA) is -36.16% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.73 and a high of $25.17 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The AFYA stock was last observed hovering at around $9.80 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.23% off its average median price target of $77.66 for the next 12 months. It is also 90.66% off the consensus price target high of $107.34 offered by 8 analysts, but current levels are 84.03% higher than the price target low of $62.80 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $10.03, the stock is 3.52% and -6.29% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 89755.0 and changing 2.35% at the moment leaves the stock -26.99% off its SMA200. AFYA registered -58.54% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -24.07%.

The stock witnessed a -1.38% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -30.97%, and is 8.79% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.45% over the week and 4.78% over the month.

Afya Limited (AFYA) has around 8079 employees, a market worth around $874.52M and $348.70M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 20.55 and Fwd P/E is 1.64. Profit margin for the company is 12.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 14.89% and -60.15% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (8.00%).

Afya Limited (AFYA) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Afya Limited (AFYA) is a “Overweight”. 8 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.10, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 6 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Afya Limited is expected to release its quarterly report on 11/21/2022.The EPS is expected to shrink by -23.90% this year.

Afya Limited (AFYA) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 91.34M, and float is at 32.88M with Short Float at 2.28%.

Afya Limited (AFYA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) that is trading 42.44% up over the past 12 months and Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE) that is 7.36% higher over the same period. Strategic Education Inc. (STRA) is -1.40% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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