Media coverage about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Universal Technical Institute earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.323427626466 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $2.59. The company had a trading volume of 6,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,425. The company has a market capitalization of $64.77, a PE ratio of -4.80 and a beta of 3.49. Universal Technical Institute has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $3.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a current ratio of 1.70.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the 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%. research analysts predict that Universal Technical Institute will post -0.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

UTI has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Universal Technical Institute from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Universal Technical Institute in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Universal Technical Institute from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

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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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