NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $30.56, above its previous 52-week high of $30.11 with 413,981 shares traded as of 2:47 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 647,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Bridgepoint has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 58.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. provides postsecondary education services. It offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs primarily in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Bridgepoint as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Bridgepoint Ratings Report.

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