Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE:BPI)’s share price traded down 4.5% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $6.65 and last traded at $7.45, with a volume of 178,631 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.80.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Bridgepoint Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. TheStreet raised Bridgepoint Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th.

The stock’s market cap is $349.18 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.35 and its 200-day moving average is $8.04.

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.01. The business earned $137.97 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.50 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.01) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Bridgepoint Education Inc. will post $0.12 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Bridgepoint Education stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE:BPI) by 4.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,384,522 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 63,518 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 3.02% of Bridgepoint Education worth $10,537,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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