Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA) Sees Strong Trading Volume

Afya Limited (NASDAQ:AFYAGet Free Report) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 49,755 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 60% from the previous session’s volume of 123,512 shares.The stock last traded at $16.65 and had previously closed at $16.07.

Afya Stock Up 2.9 %

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion, a PE ratio of 15.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.45 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $17.44 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $19.51.

Afya (NASDAQ:AFYAGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $162.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $152.98 million. Afya had a net margin of 16.20% and a return on equity of 17.51%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Afya Limited will post 1.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Afya

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC boosted its holdings in Afya by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC now owns 11,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $242,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Dodge & Cox boosted its holdings in Afya by 7.0% in the fourth quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 29,183 shares of the company’s stock valued at $640,000 after purchasing an additional 1,900 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Group LLC boosted its holdings in Afya by 2.9% in the third quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 140,613 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,222,000 after purchasing an additional 3,939 shares during the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC boosted its holdings in Afya by 56.6% in the fourth quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC now owns 28,608 shares of the company’s stock valued at $627,000 after purchasing an additional 10,337 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Afya in the fourth quarter valued at $245,000. 88.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Afya

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Afya Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a medical education group in Brazil. The company operates through three segments: Undergrad, Continuing Education, and Digital Services. It offers educational products and services, including medical schools, medical residency preparatory courses, graduate courses, and other programs to lifelong medical learners enrolled across its distribution network, as well as to third-party medical schools.

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