Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bright Horizons Family Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0506832681009 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) traded up $0.06 on Thursday, hitting $96.00. 204,037 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 208,689. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.49. The company has a market capitalization of $5,690.00, a P/E ratio of 36.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.15. Bright Horizons Family Solutions has a twelve month low of $67.57 and a twelve month high of $98.84.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $440.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $438.99 million. Bright Horizons Family Solutions had a net margin of 9.02% and a return on equity of 20.75%. Bright Horizons Family Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Bright Horizons Family Solutions will post 2.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BFAM has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions from $85.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $100.13.

In related news, EVP Stephen I. Dreier sold 1,141 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total transaction of $107,254.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Linda A. Mason sold 10,034 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.30, for a total transaction of $986,342.20. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,037,261.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 44,310 shares of company stock valued at $4,237,617. 2.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc is a provider of child care, early education and other services. The Company provides services under multi-year contracts with employers offering child care and other dependent care solutions as part of their employee benefits packages. Its segments include full service center-based care services, back-up dependent care services and other educational advisory services.

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