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October 6, 2010
08:04 EDTAPOL, CECO, COCO, DV, LOPE, STRA, EDMC, APEIFor-profit education offensive positive for sector, says Signal Hill
Signal Hill believes that for-profit education companies have gone on the offensive recently, in part by pointing out the alleged bias of the analysis used against the sector and by issuing new reports of their own. As a result, the firm thinks that politicians who want to defend the sector will now be able to do so, and it predicts that stocks in the sector have likely bottomed.
News For APOL;CECO;COCO;DV;LOPE;STRA;EDMC;APEI From The Last 14 Days
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October 1, 2014
10:00 EDTDVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Allergan (AGN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Angie's List (ANGI) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Northland... DeVry (DV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Dynegy (DYN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Fluor (FLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Genworth (GNW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Hecla Mining (HL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... InvenSense (INVN) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham... Janus Capital (JNS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Masco (MAS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... NRG Energy (NRG) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group... Orbitz (OWW) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Suncor (SU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Susquehanna (SUSQ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood... TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
05:55 EDTDVDeVry upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded DeVry to Buy citing valuation and expectations for multi-year double-digit EBITDA growth. The firm sees more upside than downside to FY15 consensus estimates and raised its price target for shares to $55 from $47.
September 26, 2014
17:07 EDTCOCOCorinthian receives CID from DoJ over grade manipulation, seeks more liquidity
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September 19, 2014
17:40 EDTCOCOCorinthian Colleges received grand jury subpoena on September 3
On September 3, the company received a grand jury subpoena for documents from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. The subpoena seeks documents and records relating to an internal investigation of a former employee’s misconduct at the Everest Brandon campus and the company’s return of Title IV funds as a result of the investigation. The company initially self-reported the results of the internal investigation to the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Education on June 28, 2013. It is not clear whether the subpoena seeks this information regarding the former employee, the company or both. The company is evaluating the subpoena and intends to cooperate fully with the request. On September 10, the company received a grand jury subpoena for documents from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia. The subpoena seeks documents and records relating to the Everest Jonesboro and Everest Decatur campuses regarding matters including job placement, graduation rates, admissions, attendance, and student and employee information. The grand jury subpoena is signed by the same assistant United States attorney that assisted with the original, April 11, 2011 civil investigative demand for similar documents related to the same two campuses. The company is evaluating the subpoena and intends to cooperate fully with the request. On September 15, the company received a letter from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, or ACCSC, the institutional accrediting agency for forty campuses, notifying the company that it was placing the Corinthian system of schools on “Warning,” continuing the company’s schools on Employment Verification Reporting, continuing to review the materials and responses submitted by the company regarding all outstanding matters both within ACCSC and externally, directing the company’s ACCSC schools to inform current and prospective students that it is on Warning, placing Corinthian’s schools on Financial Reporting, and restricting the company’s schools from applying for certain substantive changes.
September 18, 2014
11:12 EDTCECOCareer Education CEO says committed to turnaround
CEO Scott Steffey says "well on way" to accomplishing turnaround goals. Says previously forecast $75M of savings in operating expenses by end of Q2, says has achieved $63M already. Says well on the way to achieving or surpassing $75M figure. Says "very well capitalized" for turnaround. Sees favorable market dynamics ahead. Comments made at the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Education Conference.
10:34 EDTEDMCHigh option volume stocks
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07:17 EDTDV, APEI, CECO, APOL, STRABMO Capital to hold a conference
14th Annual Back to School Education Conference to be held in New York on September 18 with webcasted company presentations to begin at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:59 EDTCECOCareer Education comments on objectives to turnaround strategy
Says priorities in turnaround strategy include: Strengthening academic outcomes, generating modest university total student enrollment growth, reducing organizational cost structure, stabilizing career school enrollments, completing the teach out of transitional schools. Says regularly evaluates company's assets to determine where best to deploy capital. Comments from slides that will be presented at the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Education Conference.

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