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Jun. 29, 2015, 3:47 PM
- Education stocks trade sharply lower.
- The biggest development in the for-profit sector lately has been proposed spending cuts by the Department of Education on federal education programs.
- The for-profit sector is also affected by a court ruling upholding tighter funding standards related to debt ratio levels of graduates.
- Decliners: DeVry (NYSE:DV) -6.8%, Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) -5.5%, Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) -4.6%, American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) -3.8%, Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) -3.4%.
May 12, 2015, 9:54 AM
- American Public Education (APEI -12.2%) slides in early trading after reporting Q1 results.
- Active student enrollment fell 2% to 111.5K students in Q1 despite a 22% increase at the Hondros College of Nursing.
- The company expects Q2 revenue to fall between 8% and 6% and EPS of $0.42-$0.46 vs. $0.46 consensus.
Apr. 27, 2015, 1:37 PM
- For-profit education stocks are getting bashed after Corinithian Colleges (COCO -25.9%) closes all of its schools in a development that throws a spotlight on the sector.
- CNBC reports it's the largest shutdown in the history of higher education in the U.S.
- Previously: Education stocks on watch after Corinthian Colleges shuts down (Apr. 27 2015)
- Decliners: Apollo Education (NASDAQ:APOL) -1.5%, Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) -7.1%, Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) -1.7%, Lincoln Education (NASDAQ:LINC) -1.3%, Education Management (NASDAQ:EDMC) -4.1%, National American University Holdings (NASDAQ:NAUH) -1.8%, American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) -1.3%.
Mar. 25, 2015, 2:23 PM
- The for-profit education sector is full of volatility today.
- Apollo Education (APOL -27%) is getting shellacked off of a disappointing FQ2 earnings report.
- Enrollment guidance from Apollo came in below expectations.
- Peers Bridgepoint Education (BPI -3.7%), DeVry Education (DV -5.5%), ITT Educational Services (ESI -4.1%), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE -3.9%), and American Public Education (APEI -1.6%) are also lower in sympathy.
- National American University Holdings (NASDAQ:NAUH) is an outlier with a 3% gain, while microcap Education Management (NASDAQ:EDMC) is up a clean 20%.
- Trading volume is up across the sector.
- What to watch: A push by President Obama to make some forms of community college free is considered a threat to the sector.
May 22, 2014, 11:39 AM
- Dropping alongside Apollo Education Group on rumor of an Ackman short: ITT Education (ESI -24.1%), Strayer (STRA -4.2%), DeVry (DV -2.1%), Career Education (CECO -2.1%), Grand Canyon (LOPE -2.6%), American Public (APEI -2.8%), Education Management (EDMC -2.4%), Bridgepoint Education (BPI -2.4%), Lincoln Education (LINC -1.4%).
Feb. 28, 2014, 12:46 PM
Feb. 27, 2014, 1:47 PM
- "ITT Educational Services (ESI -2.2%) believes that the CFPB's complaint should never have been filed. The complaint overwhelmingly focuses on issues that are unrelated to consumer finance, and attempts to cast a negative light on aspects of ITT Tech's activities that are extensively regulated by other government agencies."
- The core of the CFPB's claims concern just six months of loans, but the bureau knows, says ITT, independent parties provided those loans and the programs ended years ago. "Significantly, ITT Tech did not make any money, in interest or fees, from those third-party programs, which were designed to help students during the recent economic downturn."
- "Much of the complaint relies on 'mystery shoppers,' a program that ITT Tech itself voluntarily uses to make sure its policies are being followed by its employees, and to help ensure that errors in implementation are caught and corrected."
- "The complaint is an aggressive attempt by the Bureau, recently created by the Dodd-Frank Act, to extend its jurisdiction into matters well beyond consumer finance. It is unjustified as a matter of law and mistaken as a matter of fact."
- That's the point, says Herb Greenberg. "It creates a roadmap ... other for profits should shudder."
- Previous coverage of CFPB suit
- Other sector names: APOL, CECO, COCO, DV, STRA, LOPE, APEI, EDMC, LINC
Jan. 8, 2014, 11:38 AM
- Education stocks are ripping gains up and down the sector after Apollo Education (APOL +12.7%) showed the way to profitability.
- The slice-and-dice job at the company did wonders for Q1 EPS, but didn't cut into FY14 revenue projections.
- Investors are betting other for-profit players will follow the road map.
- Gainers: CECO +7.4%, COCO +1.8%, DV +5.1%, STRA +5.5%, ESI +4.7%, LOPE +2.6%, APEI +1.8%, EDMC +3.5%, LINC +2.4%.
Jun. 10, 2013, 10:57 AM
Education stocks (CECO, STRA, APEI, LINC, DV) are ripping higher again, led by Apollo Group (APOL +5.9%) and Corinithian Colleges (COCO +6.8%). Traders are buzzing about technical indicators in the sector, but SA contributor David Waldron is looking down the road to see a "shakeout" in the education market that could lead to a resumption of consistent growth and profits even with regulation higher.| Jun. 10, 2013, 10:57 AM | 1 Comment
Mar. 4, 2013, 3:18 PM
For-profit education stocks sink lower as debate rages in Washington DC over funding for student loans.| Mar. 4, 2013, 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
Feb. 7, 2013, 10:12 AM
The rocket ride for DeVry (DV +19.5%) following its FQ2 earnings report is providing a lift to the for-profit education sector. Though enrollment numbers still don't look strong, gains with colleges focused on medical and healthcare add a bit of promise. Advancers: APEI +2.1%, APOL +3.3%, CECO +4.4%, COCO +3.2%, ESI +9.4%, STRA +4.6%, LINC +1.4%, LOPE +5.6%, BPI +3.3%.| Feb. 7, 2013, 10:12 AM
Nov. 7, 2012, 11:17 AM
The selloff in for-profit education stocks is linked to the higher regulation the sector may see under an Obama administration, according to CNBC's Karina Frayter. After the Department of Education adopted a "gainful employment" rule and President Obama signed an executive order to increase transparency, traders may be wondering what's next for the sector in the form of oversight.| Nov. 7, 2012, 11:17 AM | 1 Comment
Oct. 16, 2012, 9:03 AM
Education stocks are on watch after Bridgepoint Education reveals it's under investigation by the DOJ. The sector could take a hit with an increasing focus on the practice of companies of tying compensation to recruiting levels. Lawmakers (and taxpayers) are less than thrilled with the prevailing quantity over quality sentiment in the sector. BPI -13.5% premarket.| Oct. 16, 2012, 9:03 AM | 2 Comments