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Is Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE: BFAM) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $81.79. The Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. has recorded 8,860 volume in the after hours trading session.

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Stocks Info

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Personal Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $81.79 and fluctuated between $81.84 as its day high and $78.70 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is $4.81B. A total of 0.66 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 440.53K shares.

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, BFAM has seen 2 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,607 and the disposition of 6,243 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 16 BUYs and 5 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 78,132 shares during that period but sold 38,849.

In the most recent transaction, Burke Mary Lou sold 3,500 shares of BFAM for 75.00 per share on Dec 01. After the transaction, the COO North America Center Ops now owns 35,674 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 16, BOLAND ELIZABETH J sold 2,000 shares at 135.00 per share. BFAM shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 98,571.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BFAM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $80.50 with high estimates of $97.00 and low estimates of $57.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BFAM has a high of $140.02 and a low of $54.19.

As of this writing, BFAM has an earnings estimate of $0.76 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.91 per share and a lower estimate of $0.63. The company reported an EPS of $0.71 in the last quarter, which was 1.40% higher than expectations of $0.7.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 8 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BFAM is Overweight with a score of 4.00. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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