The sell-side on Wall Steet is predicting Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next five years.  Sell-side analysts are looking for the company to grow 14.84% over the next year and 12.60% over the next five years.

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EPS measures what each share is worth and also indicates how much money their sharehoders would gain if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 2.92.  Last year, their EPS growth was 19.80% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 68.70%.  

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM)’s stock was 43.03%.  Last week, it was 6.26%, 14.26% over the last quarter, and  25.94% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. stock was -5.27% off of the high and 8.92% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -5.27% (High), 51.60%, (Low). 

HISTORICAL GROWTH

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM)’s performance this year to date is 43.03%.  The stock has performed 6.26% over the last seven days, -0.75% over the last thirty, and 14.26% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.’s stock has been 25.94% and 37.23% for the year.

FUTURE GROWTH ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.40 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $161.29 on the stock.

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