Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Technical Institute earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.1668362161609 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of UTI stock remained flat at $$2.99 on Monday. 3,472 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 36,438. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.69 and a current ratio of 1.69. The company has a market cap of $74.78, a PE ratio of -5.86 and a beta of 3.16. Universal Technical Institute has a 12 month low of $2.21 and a 12 month high of $3.87.

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Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.12). The firm had revenue of $81.16 million during the quarter. Universal Technical Institute had a negative net margin of 2.35% and a negative return on equity of 7.58%. research analysts anticipate that Universal Technical Institute will post -0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

UTI has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Universal Technical Institute from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Technical Institute from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.

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About Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute, Inc provides postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. The company offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs, and specialized technical education programs through its 12 campuses under various brands, such as Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute.

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