Headlines about Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bright Horizons Family Solutions earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8711017449839 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

BFAM has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup lifted their target price on Bright Horizons Family Solutions from $107.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bright Horizons Family Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Bright Horizons Family Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Bank of America lifted their target price on Bright Horizons Family Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on Bright Horizons Family Solutions from $107.00 to $105.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.73.

Shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions opened at $105.77 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a current ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42. The firm has a market cap of $6.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.08. Bright Horizons Family Solutions has a 1-year low of $75.65 and a 1-year high of $108.40.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $463.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $461.15 million. Bright Horizons Family Solutions had a return on equity of 21.28% and a net margin of 8.58%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.61 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Bright Horizons Family Solutions will post 2.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Bright Horizons Family Solutions news, COO Mary Lou Burke sold 250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.00, for a total transaction of $26,250.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 29,846 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,133,830. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CAO Mandy Berman sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.66, for a total value of $49,830.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 20,880 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,080,900.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 166,197 shares of company stock worth $16,946,794. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc provides child care and early education, back-up dependent care, and educational advisory services for employers and families. The company operates through three segments: Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services.

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