Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Universal Technical Institute earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.4901307609599 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) opened at $2.56 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a current ratio of 1.70. The company has a market cap of $64.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.74 and a beta of 3.47. Universal Technical Institute has a 12 month low of $2.45 and a 12 month high of $3.87.

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $81.33 million for the quarter. Universal Technical Institute had a negative return on equity of 5.65% and a negative net margin of 2.51%. analysts expect that Universal Technical Institute will post -0.39 EPS for the current year.

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

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Universal Technical Institute Company Profile

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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