SLM Corp. (SLM +6.5%) is among the day's top gainers after Barron’s says shares of the student...

|About: SLM Corporation (SLM)|By:, SA News Editor

SLM Corp. (SLM +6.5%) is among the day's top gainers after Barron’s says shares of the student loan provider could climb as high as $20 in the next 18 months. Investors aren't giving Sallie Mae enough credit for its large government-backed loan portfolio, which is “virtually risk-free,” Andrew Bary writes. There’s also a possibility that a big bank could come calling, he says.