Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) EPS Estimated At $1.39; Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Has 1.36 Sentiment

April 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (BFAM) investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.32, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 113 funds increased or started new positions, while 83 reduced and sold their equity positions in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. The funds in our database now have: 55.94 million shares, down from 57.27 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc in top ten positions was flat from 3 to 3 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 66 Increased: 79 New Position: 34.

Analysts expect Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) to report $1.39 EPS on May, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 24.11% from last quarter’s $1.12 EPS. LOPE’s profit would be $66.90 million giving it 19.68 P/E if the $1.39 EPS is correct. After having $1.19 EPS previously, Grand Canyon Education, Inc.’s analysts see 16.81% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $109.42. About 186,119 shares traded. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has risen 52.78% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.23% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Grand Canyon Education had 24 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of LOPE in report on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Monday, December 4 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, February 17 the stock rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. On Monday, March 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 17. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Grand Canyon Education, Inc. shares while 90 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 41.77 million shares or 0.68% less from 42.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Polen Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 3,057 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Timpani Management Ltd Liability Company holds 1.64% or 50,984 shares in its portfolio. Franklin holds 773,415 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Clinton holds 61,482 shares. Riverbridge Partners Lc has invested 3.85% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). State Street stated it has 944,687 shares. Midas Management has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Company invested in 690,958 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Wealthtrust has invested 0.03% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Rice Hall James Associate Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Massachusetts Service Ma reported 0.01% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Foundry Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.14% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 48,947 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 73,982 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Nomura reported 5,286 shares.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $5.27 billion. It offers approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across nine colleges online and on ground through campus in Phoenix, Arizona; leased facilities; and facilities owned by third party employers. It has a 25.93 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had 81,900 students enrolled in its programs.

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $98.77. About 187,387 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) has risen 38.44% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.89% the S&P500.

Bain Capital Investors Llc holds 9.35% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. for 4.48 million shares. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc Ca owns 178,550 shares or 3.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Select Equity Group L.P. has 3.09% invested in the company for 4.13 million shares. The New York-based Welch Capital Partners Llc Ny has invested 1.87% in the stock. Oak Ridge Investments Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 373,856 shares.

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