Sallie Mae (SLM +1.5%) one of the day's few gainers as several analysts raise estimates...

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

Sallie Mae (SLM +1.5%) one of the day's few gainers as several analysts raise estimates following the Department of Education's Friday afternoon release of 4Q special allowance rates. FBR calls rate set "more favorable than expected," while KBW says the move "helps overcome another challenge posed by unprecedented disruptions in the funding markets."