News articles about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Technical Institute earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1317943179493 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE UTI) traded up $0.08 on Friday, hitting $2.66. The stock had a trading volume of 114,083 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,660. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.70 and a quick ratio of 1.92. Universal Technical Institute has a 12 month low of $2.52 and a 12 month high of $4.00.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $81.33 million during the quarter. Universal Technical Institute had a negative net margin of 2.51% and a negative return on equity of 5.65%. sell-side analysts forecast that Universal Technical Institute will post -0.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

UTI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Universal Technical Institute from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Technical Institute from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Universal Technical Institute in a report on Tuesday, October 17th.

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Universal Technical Institute Company Profile

Universal Technical Institute, Inc is a provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians as measured by total average undergraduate full-time enrollment and graduates. The Company offers undergraduate degree or diploma programs at approximately 12 campuses across the United States under the banner of various brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (collectively, MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

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