Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) Director Linda A. Mason sold 3,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.00, for a total value of $573,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,227 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,050,185. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions stock opened at $151.10 on Friday. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc has a 12 month low of $105.15 and a 12 month high of $155.78. The company has a current ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $146.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 0.31.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. Bright Horizons Family Solutions had a return on equity of 23.38% and a net margin of 8.38%. The business had revenue of $501.76 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $497.24 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.72 earnings per share. Bright Horizons Family Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on BFAM shares. BMO Capital Markets downgraded GLENCORE PLC/ADR from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EXACT Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group set a €6.20 ($7.21) target price on Kloeckner & Co SE and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $131.29.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions by 84.1% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,248 shares of the company’s stock worth $250,000 after acquiring an additional 1,027 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions by 24.9% during the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 6,147 shares of the company’s stock worth $661,000 after acquiring an additional 1,225 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions by 2.1% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 420,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,877,000 after acquiring an additional 8,582 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its position in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions by 41.5% during the fourth quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 6,767 shares of the company’s stock worth $745,000 after acquiring an additional 1,984 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 90,528 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,089,000 after acquiring an additional 1,686 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.28% of the company’s stock.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Company Profile

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

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