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March 14, 2014
09:40 EDTBPI, ESI, DV, LOPE, STRA, APEI, APOL, COCO, CECOObama Administration unveils new proposed gainful employment regulations
The Obama Administration earlier today announced new proposed gainful employment regulations. The regulations would address growing concerns about burdensome student loan debt by requiring career colleges, many of which are owned by for-profit education companies, to do a better job of preparing students for gainful employment or risk losing access to taxpayer-funded federal student aid, the administration stated. Under the regulations, all gainful employment programs would have to pass metrics to continue eligibility in the federal student financial aid program, including: the estimated annual loan payment of typical graduates does not exceed 20% of their discretionary earnings or 8% of their total earnings and the default rate for former students does exceed 30%. About 20% of for-profit education programs would fail to meet the standards in the regulations, and another 10% would be in a warning zone, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said yesterday, according to Inside Higher Education. Publicly traded companies in the space include American Public Education (APEI), Apollo Education (APOL), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Career Education (CECO), Corinthian Colleges (COCO), DeVry (DV), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), ITT Educational (ESI) and Strayer (STRA).
News For APEI;DV;CECO;STRA;ESI;COCO;LOPE;BPI;APOL From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
08:02 EDTAPOLApollo's Carnegie Learning approved by Texas for high school mathematics
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January 16, 2015
13:25 EDTAPOLManning & Napier Advisors reports 6.44% passive stake in Apollo Education
January 15, 2015
14:45 EDTAPEI, LOPE, ESI, DV, COCO, CECO, BPI, APOL, STRAFor-profit education names slip after Wells says search data negative
Shares of a number of for-profit education companies are falling after Wells Fargo wrote that Google search trends do not bode well for the sector. WHAT'S NEW: Google search trends for the fourth quarter indicate that students' interest in for-profit education companies probably did not increase significantly during that period, Wells Fargo analyst Trace Urdan wrote in a note to investors today. The data indicates that new student enrollment at the schools could even come in below already pessimistic expectations, Urdan reported. The analyst found that searches for terms related to for-profit schools dropped in Q4, versus the same period a year earlier. Moreover, there were many more searches in Q4 for non-profit schools than for-profit colleges, Urdan stated. Sentiment towards for-profit education names is already "quite weak" after President Obama on January 9 proposed allowing all Americans to attend community college at no cost and Apollo Education (APOL) on January 8 provided lower than expected Q2 revenue guidance, Urdan stated. As a result, investors may already be expecting schools in the sector to report weak enrollment data, Urdan believes. However, the search data for Strayer (STRA) is "more negative than positive," even though expectations for the company appear to be elevated, the analyst reported. On a positive note, search results for Capella Education (CPLA), Grand Canyon (LOPE), and DeVry's (DV) Chamberlain looked better than average, Urdan reported, adding that investors' expectations towards those names are relatively upbeat. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Strayer fell 1% to $68, ITT Educational fell 3.6% to $8.37, Bridgepoint Educational (BPI) tumbled 4.5% to $10.10, American Public (APEI) slid 2.25% to $33.89, and Grand Canyon gave back 2% to $43.
January 14, 2015
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