Media stories about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3324159079584 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on UTI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Technical Institute from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Universal Technical Institute from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th.

UTI stock traded down $0.01 on Friday, hitting $2.70. 3,832 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 28,599. Universal Technical Institute has a 12-month low of $2.21 and a 12-month high of $3.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.48. The company has a market cap of $68.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.29 and a beta of 3.04.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.52) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.48) by ($0.04). Universal Technical Institute had a negative return on equity of 17.50% and a negative net margin of 7.06%. The business had revenue of $74.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.20 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Universal Technical Institute will post -1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Universal Technical Institute Company Profile

Universal Technical Institute, Inc provides postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. The company offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs, and specialized technical education programs through its 12 campuses under various brands, such as Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute.

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