Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.19

Press coverage about Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2942729486681 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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Shares of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $2.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,344 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,154. The company has a market cap of $66.53, a PE ratio of -5.27 and a beta of 3.34. Universal Technical Institute has a 12-month low of $2.21 and a 12-month high of $3.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 1.69.

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

Several brokerages have weighed in on UTI. Zacks Investment Research cut Universal Technical Institute from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Universal Technical Institute in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut 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 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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