Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Share Price

Headlines about Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bridgepoint Education earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.525137261312 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Bridgepoint Education traded down $0.15, reaching $6.72, during trading hours on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. 178,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 199,811. The stock has a market capitalization of $184.91 million, a PE ratio of 11.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 2.08. Bridgepoint Education has a twelve month low of $5.31 and a twelve month high of $15.40.

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $118.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.50 million. Bridgepoint Education had a return on equity of 7.03% and a net margin of 0.63%. The business’s revenue was down 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.23 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Bridgepoint Education will post 0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bridgepoint Education in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Bridgepoint Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.25.

About Bridgepoint Education

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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