Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE:BPI) shares saw strong trading volume on Monday . 80,084 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 3% from the previous session’s volume of 77,887 shares.The stock last traded at $7.58 and had previously closed at $7.51.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th.

The stock’s market capitalization is $349.95 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $7.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.05.

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The business earned $133 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $127.66 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.01) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Bridgepoint Education Inc. will post $0.18 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have bought and sold shares of BPI. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in Bridgepoint Education by 29.9% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 218,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,663,000 after buying an additional 50,233 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in Bridgepoint Education by 19.4% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 476,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,623,000 after buying an additional 77,219 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Bridgepoint Education by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,384,522 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,537,000 after buying an additional 63,518 shares during the last quarter.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc (Bridgepoint) is a provider of postsecondary education services. The Company’s academic institutions include Ashford University and University of the Rockies, which offer associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs online, as well as at the campuses located in Iowa and Colorado, respectively.

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