Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Stock Price

Media headlines about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Technical Institute earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.323427626466 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $2.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,425. The company has a quick ratio of 1.70, a current ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. Universal Technical Institute has a 1 year low of $2.21 and a 1 year high of $3.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $64.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.80 and a beta of 3.49.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.11). Universal Technical Institute had a negative return on equity of 5.65% and a negative net margin of 2.51%. The company had revenue of $81.33 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts forecast that Universal Technical Institute will post -0.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

UTI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Universal Technical Institute in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Universal Technical Institute from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Universal Technical Institute from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.

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About Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute, Inc is a provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians as measured by total average undergraduate full-time enrollment and graduates. The Company offers undergraduate degree or diploma programs at approximately 12 campuses across the United States under the banner of various brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (collectively, MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

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