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ITT Educational Services (NYSE:ESI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst RN reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.46.

Shares of ITT Educational Services (NYSE:ESI) opened at 27.59 on Friday. ITT Educational Services has a 1-year low of $17.30 and a 1-year high of $45.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $28.22 and a 200-day moving average of $33.76. The company has a market cap of $644.8 million and a P/E ratio of 10.95.

ITT Educational Services (NYSE:ESI) last released its earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The company reported ($0.49) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $1.58. The company had revenue of $262.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $260.89 million. Analysts expect that ITT Educational Services will post $3.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ESI shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of ITT Educational Services from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 3rd. They now have a $27.60 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of ITT Educational Services to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 24th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $32.00. Finally, analysts at SunTrust initiated coverage on shares of ITT Educational Services in a research note on Wednesday, March 19th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

ITT Educational Services, Inc (NYSE:ESI) is a provider of postsecondary degree programs in the United States.

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