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Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) SVP Thomas Ashbrook unloaded 4,340 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.72, for a total transaction of $63,884.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 13,002 shares in the company, valued at approximately $191,389. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) traded up 0.55% on Tuesday, hitting $14.65. The stock had a trading volume of 289,562 shares. Bridgepoint Education has a one year low of $9.94 and a one year high of $20.33. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16. and a 200-day moving average of $17.50. The company has a market cap of $658.9 million and a P/E ratio of 19.69.

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 11th. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $163.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.04 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. Bridgepoint Education’s revenue was down 21.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Bridgepoint Education will post $0.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BPI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 1st. They now have a $19.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at William Blair upgraded shares of Bridgepoint Education from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.44.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc (NYSE:BPI) is a provider of postsecondary education services.

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