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January 25, 2013
11:05 EDTESI, CECO, STRA, LINC, COCO, EDMC, LOPE, APOL, NAUH, BPI, DV, APEIITT Educational retreats though analysts differ on prospects
Several for-profit education stocks are retreating after Citigroup analyst James Samford issued a note on for-profit education company ITT Educational Services (ESI). In a note to investors earlier today, Samford wrote that the rally by the company's stock yesterday was "unwarranted." ITT reported a fourth quarter loss due to write-downs and charges, and the company has still not reserved enough capital to cover the costs of the private student loans it has guaranteed, Samford wrote. ITT confirmed this assessment, the analyst reported. Moreover, the company rolled out new scholarships which are expected to trigger an improvement in its enrollment outlook, but will cause revenue per student and margins to drop significantly, added Samford. Citi reiterated its Sell rating on ITT shares. Conversely, William Blair analyst Brandon Dobell wrote that ITT's losses on student loans it has guaranteed appear to be more limited than some investors had assumed. The company has become more transparent about its loan default outlook, making the stock "more investable," according to Dobell, who maintained an Outperform rating on the shares. In mid-morning trading, ITT Educational tumbled 7.35% to $15.62, Strayer (STRA) sank 3.15% to $54.19, Apollo Group (APOL) dropped 1.75% to $20.20 and Bridgepoint Education (BPI) gave back $1.52% to $10.40.
News For APOL;LINC;APEI;LOPE;STRA;DV;EDMC;CECO;BPI;COCO;ESI;NAUH 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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