Media coverage about Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bridgepoint Education earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3243665303109 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Ashford University and University of the Rockies Plan to Merge and Become an Independent, Non-profit University (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Plans to Separate from Ashford University, Improve Access to High-Quality Education (finance.yahoo.com)
- Is Bridgepoint Education Inc’s (NYSE:BPI) PE Ratio A Signal To Sell For Investors? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bridgepoint Education Proudly Sponsors Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk for 8th Consecutive Year (finance.yahoo.com)
BPI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Bridgepoint Education in a research report on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.25.
Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $105.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.10 million. Bridgepoint Education had a return on equity of 13.58% and a net margin of 2.20%. Bridgepoint Education’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Bridgepoint Education will post 0.38 EPS for the current year.
Bridgepoint Education declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Friday, November 17th that allows the company to buyback 2,100,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through a private placement purchase. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
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Bridgepoint Education Company Profile
Bridgepoint Education, Inc (Bridgepoint) is a provider of postsecondary education services. The Company’s academic institutions include Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Bridgepoint’s institutions conduct ongoing faculty and student assessment processes, and provide a range of student services.
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