Analysts are on the Bearish side about Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) this week.

June 20, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

 Analysts are on the Bearish side about Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) this week.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 12 investors sold Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc shares while 73 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 57.43 million shares or 1.24% less from 58.16 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Massachusetts Financial Ma stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM). Raymond James reported 23,315 shares. 582,174 were accumulated by Northern Tru Corporation. 167,769 were reported by Ami Asset Mgmt Corporation. Oak Ridge Investments Ltd Liability accumulated 922,959 shares. Trexquant Invest Ltd Partnership holds 10,346 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Axiom Investors Ltd Liability Corp De has invested 0.27% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM). Brown Advisory holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) for 1.02 million shares. Hsbc Plc stated it has 14,498 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 320,619 are held by Stephens Investment Ltd Liability. Amer Century Inc, Missouri-based fund reported 152,307 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has 1.88M shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Brown Advisory Secs Limited Liability owns 9,224 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM). Fmr Limited Liability accumulated 1.14M shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Bright Horizons (NYSE:BFAM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bright Horizons had 12 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 9 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, May 12. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, November 25. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, August 15 to “Overweight”. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Weight”. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Below is a list of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/05/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
10/02/2017 Broker: William Blair Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade

About 1,563 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 18.19% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.49% the S&P500.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is a well-known provider of child care, early education and other services. The company has market cap of $4.68 billion. The Firm provides services under multi-year contracts with employers offering child care and other dependent care solutions as part of their employee benefits packages. It has a 42.84 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include full service center care services, back-up dependent care services and other educational advisory services.

More notable recent Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Q1 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 05, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Bright Horizons Acquires Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools, Unites UK …” published on November 10, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 …” on February 08, 2016. More interesting news about Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) were released by: Moodys.com and their article: “Moody’s affirms Bright Horizons’ B1 CFR, rates proposed first lien term loans …” published on October 25, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: February 10, 2017.

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