Bridgepoint Education Inc (NYSE:BPI) has received a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.
Analysts have set a 1 year consensus price target of $12.75 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post ($0.12) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Bridgepoint Education an industry rank of 21 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several research analysts recently commented on BPI shares. Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Bridgepoint Education in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Bridgepoint Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Finally, TheStreet cut Bridgepoint Education from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 27th.
NYSE:BPI traded up $0.35 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $9.21. 254,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 125,075. Bridgepoint Education has a 12 month low of $5.31 and a 12 month high of $13.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $240.48 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.61, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 2.16.
Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $114.86 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.25 million. Bridgepoint Education had a net margin of 3.96% and a return on equity of 13.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. As a group, research analysts predict that Bridgepoint Education will post 0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Bridgepoint Education Company Profile
Bridgepoint Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States. Its academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, offer associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences.
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