News articles about Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) have been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bright Horizons Family Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of -0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on BFAM. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $80.00 price target on Bright Horizons Family Solutions and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 11th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bright Horizons Family Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Finally, William Blair reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $79.86.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE BFAM) opened at 77.19 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.23 and a beta of 0.16. Bright Horizons Family Solutions has a 12-month low of $59.00 and a 12-month high of $81.23. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $76.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $71.74. Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $422 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $422.32 million. Bright Horizons Family Solutions had a return on equity of 17.57% and a net margin of 6.04%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Bright Horizons Family Solutions will post $2.61 EPS for the current year.
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