Media stories about Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bridgepoint Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2207936395954 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) traded down 0.47% on Wednesday, hitting $8.50. The stock had a trading volume of 296,305 shares. Bridgepoint Education has a 12-month low of $5.38 and a 12-month high of $15.85. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.11 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.88. The firm’s market cap is $247.25 million.

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $124.58 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $127 million. Bridgepoint Education had a net margin of 5.07% and a return on equity of 17.58%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.12 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Bridgepoint Education will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BPI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Bridgepoint Education in a research note on Friday, July 21st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. ValuEngine raised Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bridgepoint Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Bridgepoint Education has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.00.

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In other news, CEO Andrew S. Clark sold 54,075 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.83, for a total value of $477,482.25. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 146,806 shares in the company, valued at $1,296,296.98. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Andrew S. Clark sold 54,076 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.86, for a total value of $749,493.36. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 146,807 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,034,745.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 2,183,546 shares of company stock valued at $19,905,531. Insiders own 41.50% of the company’s stock.

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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