Clark Estates Has Lowered Its Aarons (AAN) Holding; Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Sentiment Is 1.76

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Mason

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services. The company has market cap of $208.76 million. The Company’s academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, offer associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. It has a 121.02 P/E ratio. The firm offers its programs primarily through online; and at its campuses.

Clark Estates Inc decreased Aarons Inc (AAN) stake by 23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clark Estates Inc sold 23,000 shares as Aarons Inc (AAN)’s stock rose 28.41%. The Clark Estates Inc holds 77,000 shares with $3.36M value, down from 100,000 last quarter. Aarons Inc now has $2.85 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.08% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $40.33. About 1.05M shares traded or 27.41% up from the average. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $7.14. About 102,309 shares traded. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (BPI) has risen 69.69% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) to report earnings on March, 6. They expect $-0.13 EPS, down 1,200.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $-0.01 per share. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -152.00% negative EPS growth.

Warburg Pincus Llc holds 1.19% of its portfolio in Bridgepoint Education, Inc. for 7.56 million shares. Nantahala Capital Management Llc owns 1.28 million shares or 0.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. has 0.13% invested in the company for 80,200 shares. The Connecticut-based Ellington Management Group Llc has invested 0.1% in the stock. Secor Capital Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 113,620 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 26 investors sold AAN shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Whittier Trust invested in 0% or 142 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 34,441 shares or 0% of its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon Corporation invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Moreover, Panagora Asset Management has 0.05% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 299,272 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 16,600 shares stake. Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 383,738 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Invesco holds 1.52M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Oak Associates Limited Oh has 0.04% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 12,520 shares. Wells Fargo Company Mn owns 318,052 shares. Clark Estates New York reported 77,000 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Ghp Inv Advsrs Inc accumulated 18,366 shares. Florida-based Voloridge Invest Limited Com has invested 0.07% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Vanguard Grp Inc Inc reported 0.01% stake. Suntrust Banks accumulated 5,776 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd stated it has 0.1% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $1.82 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by Doman Curtis Linn, worth $1.30M. SINCLAIR ROBERT P JR also sold $45,000 worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Monday, August 28. Another trade for 6,776 shares valued at $300,177 was sold by Woodley Ryan K.

Analysts await Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.5 per share. AAN’s profit will be $38.92 million for 18.33 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Aaron's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.91% EPS growth.

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