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Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM)

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) went down by -12.79% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $171.91. The company’s stock price has collected -11.18% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 07/26/22 that Tech Investors Can Rent the Dip

Is It Worth Investing in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE :BFAM) Right Now?

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 60.38 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BFAM is at 0.99. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $121.22, which is $35.83 above the current price. BFAM currently public float of 58.29M and currently shorts hold a 1.61% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BFAM was 586.24K shares.

BFAM’s Market Performance

BFAM stocks went down by -11.18% for the week, with a monthly drop of -8.00% and a quarterly performance of -24.45%, while its annual performance rate touched -43.99%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.22% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.31% for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -7.16% for BFAM stocks with a simple moving average of -29.88% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BFAM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BFAM stocks, with Deutsche Bank repeating the rating for BFAM by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for BFAM in the upcoming period, according to Deutsche Bank is $114 based on the research report published on March 29th of the current year 2022.

BMO Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BFAM reach a price target of $173, previously predicting the price at $158. The rating they have provided for BFAM stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on July 06th, 2021.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Buy” to BFAM, setting the target price at $170 in the report published on May 10th of the previous year.

BFAM Trading at -4.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BFAM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -52.06% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.31%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.22%, as shares sank -5.26% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.73% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BFAM fell by -11.18%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -49.69% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $88.54. In addition, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. saw -34.52% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BFAM starting from BOLAND ELIZABETH J, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $135.00 back on Mar 16. After this action, BOLAND ELIZABETH J now owns 98,571 shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., valued at $270,000 using the latest closing price.

BOLAND ELIZABETH J, the Chief Financial Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., sale 2,846 shares at $130.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 04, which means that BOLAND ELIZABETH J is holding 90,451 shares at $369,980 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BFAM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +5.89 for the present operating margin
  • +19.68 for the gross margin

The net margin for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. stands at +4.00.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.87.