What after Linda Mason’s Insider Sale of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) Stock?; Last Week Bitauto Holdings Limited (BITA) Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Bitauto Holdings had 15 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, January 2. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. Citigroup initiated the shares of BITA in report on Thursday, October 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Credit Agricole. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was downgraded by CLSA. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Buy” on Monday, February 22. The stock of Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 9. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $20 target in Monday, May 16 report. CLSA upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 1 report. The stock of Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, January 27. See Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) latest ratings:

02/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Initiate
01/09/2017 Broker: CLSA Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Buy Upgrade

After the disclosing of a report filled with U.S. SEC; a deal became apparent. The shareholder of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc, Linda Mason; did a trade in the open market by unloading 10,034 shares at the average stock price which was $98.3 of the firm having a total value of $986,342 U.S Dollars. She also sold 7,718 shares worth total $726,650 USD in the last month. Linda Mason at present has ownership of 0.19% of the Company’s stock market capitalization with ownership of 110,631 shares. 

Bitauto Holdings Limited provides Internet content and marketing, and transaction services for the automotive industry in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of $2.68 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Advertising and Subscription Business, Transaction Services Business, and Digital Marketing Solutions Business. It currently has negative earnings. The Advertising and Subscription Business segment provides advertising services, including new automobile pricing and promotional information, specifications, reviews, and consumer feedback to automakers through its bitauto.com and taoche.com Websites, as well as mobile applications.

The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $38.78. About 1.03 million shares traded. Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) has risen 69.99% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.29% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.15% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $97.32. About 138,605 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 18.19% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.49% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Bright Horizons (NYSE:BFAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Bright Horizons has $100 highest and $59 lowest target. $91.13’s average target is -6.36% below currents $97.32 stock price. Bright Horizons had 26 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 12 report. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, February 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89.0 target in Tuesday, December 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, November 3. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 10 by William Blair. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, November 2 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $82.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1. Robert W. Baird maintained Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) rating on Monday, January 8. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $100.0 target.

Analysts await Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 21.15% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.52 per share. BFAM’s profit will be $36.74 million for 38.62 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.62% EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $7.85 million activity. Burke Mary Lou had sold 2,000 shares worth $159,960. Shares for $823,300 were sold by BOLAND ELIZABETH J on Tuesday, September 26. 6,666 shares were sold by TOCIO MARY ANN, worth $527,347. Another trade for 2,798 shares valued at $271,406 was made by DREIER STEPHEN I on Friday, January 19. Another trade for 2,962 shares valued at $282,427 was made by Kramer Stephen Howard on Tuesday, January 16.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care, early education, and other services for employers and families. The company has market cap of $5.68 billion. It operates through Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services divisions. It has a 48.23 P/E ratio. The Full Service Center-Based Child Care segment offers traditional center child care, preschool, and elementary education services.