News headlines about Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press 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 sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3243665303109 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bridgepoint Education in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.25.
Shares of NYSE:BPI opened at $6.58 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $174.90, a PE ratio of 11.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 2.07. Bridgepoint Education has a 1 year low of $5.71 and a 1 year high of $15.85.
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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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