Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) EPS Estimated At $0.63; 10 Bullish Analysts Covering Symantec (SYMC)

January 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Among 29 analysts covering Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Symantec had 81 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by First Analysis. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, August 15 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 11. As per Friday, May 19, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 28 by Wunderlich. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, June 16. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, March 2. See Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) latest ratings:

19/12/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $30 Initiates Coverage On
02/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $34 New Target: $31 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $35 New Target: $33 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade
09/10/2017 Broker: Standpoint Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
09/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Sell Downgrade

Analysts expect Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) to report $0.63 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 21.15% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. BFAM’s profit would be $36.74M giving it 37.87 P/E if the $0.63 EPS is correct. After having $0.58 EPS previously, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.’s analysts see 8.62% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $95.44. About 137,132 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 18.19% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.49% the S&P500.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care, early education, and other services for employers and families. The company has market cap of $5.57 billion. It operates through Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services divisions. It has a 47.29 P/E ratio. The Full Service Center-Based Child Care segment offers traditional center child care, preschool, and elementary education services.

Among 10 analysts covering Bright Horizons (NYSE:BFAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Bright Horizons had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $87.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 19. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, August 15 by JP Morgan. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 9. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Market Weight” rating by William Blair on Wednesday, November 2. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 19 investors sold Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 57.27 million shares or 2.45% more from 55.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Roosevelt Invest Gp stated it has 70,829 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. 19,850 are held by Southeast Asset Inc. Massachusetts Financial Service Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.77 million shares. Eqis Cap stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Moreover, Comerica Financial Bank has 0% invested in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) for 2,776 shares. Asset Mngmt One Limited accumulated 8,691 shares. Moreover, Amp Capital Investors Limited has 0% invested in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). First Advsrs Lp stated it has 40,831 shares. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag holds 0.01% or 229,085 shares. 4,999 are held by Rowland And Company Counsel Adv. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 39,243 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Company accumulated 53 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Franklin Res owns 540,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Cap Advisors Ok holds 0.53% or 99,686 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $47.91 million activity. Shares for $60,000 were sold by Sands Anita M on Monday, August 28. Cappellanti-Wolf Amy L. also sold $27,810 worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) on Thursday, September 7. Clark Gregory S. had sold 186,433 shares worth $5.59 million on Monday, August 28. Noviello Nicholas R had sold 14,925 shares worth $447,750 on Monday, August 28. Rosch Francis C sold $141,089 worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) on Wednesday, September 6. $348,668 worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) was sold by TAYLOR SCOTT C. Divol Roxane sold 15,111 shares worth $499,352.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.87 billion. It operates through two divisions, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. It currently has negative earnings. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Symantec Corporation shares while 170 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 571.53 million shares or 3.02% more from 554.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc World Markets Corporation has invested 0.04% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Howe & Rusling stated it has 395 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Profund Advsr Ltd has 0.07% invested in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) for 52,369 shares. Asset Lc accumulated 60,716 shares or 0.8% of the stock. Cap Ww Investors reported 0.56% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Missouri-based Commerce Bancorporation has invested 0.02% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Nordea Invest Management Ab holds 0.01% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) or 137,774 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Alpine Woods Capital Limited Liability has 40,376 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd invested in 6.61M shares. Moors Cabot has 0.11% invested in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Macquarie Group Limited reported 0.31% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd Liability Com holds 92,891 shares. Shell Asset Management has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Rhumbline Advisers invested in 1.21 million shares.

The stock increased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $28.82. About 10.49 million shares traded or 86.58% up from the average. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 71.82% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.12% the S&P500.

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