Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM): Stock Institutional Investors Are Bullish About

April 17, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Sentiment for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM)

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) institutional sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.32, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 113 active investment managers started new or increased positions, while 83 cut down and sold their stakes in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 55.94 million shares, down from 57.27 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 3 to 3 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 66 Increased: 79 New Position: 34.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care, early education, and other services for employers and families. The company has market cap of $5.70 billion. It operates through Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services divisions. It has a 38.08 P/E ratio. The Full Service Center-Based Child Care segment offers traditional center child care, preschool, and elementary education services.

The stock decreased 1.01% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $98.58. About 181,768 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 38.44% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.66 EPS, up 13.79 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.58 per share. BFAM’s profit will be $38.18 million for 37.34 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual EPS reported by Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.35 % negative EPS growth.

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.#img1#

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 14% of Bright Horizons Family’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Bright Horizons Family, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $87.0 while the high is $10700. The stock’s average target of $99.86 is 1.30% above today’s ($98.58) share price. BFAM was included in 13 notes of analysts from November 2, 2017. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, January 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 17. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of BFAM in report on Friday, February 9 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of BFAM in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of BFAM in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, April 3.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) Institutional Positions Chart

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