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January 28, 2014
10:06 EDTAPEI, DV, COCO, STRA, CECO, BPI, APOL, ESI, LOPEFor-profit education stocks mixed after probes disclosed
Shares of for-profit education companies are mixed after two companies in the sector disclosed that they are being probed by multiple states. WHAT'S NEW: Yesterday night Corinthian Colleges (COCO) stated that its business practices were being probed by 13 states. The company added that it had received Civil Investigative Demands, or CIDs, from most of those states. The CIDs seek documents and a wide range of additional information from Corinthian, including information on tuition and loans, and lead generation activities, the company noted. Moreover, Corinthian stated that "several other companies" in the sector had received similar CIDs. One such company is ITT Educational (ESI), which disclosed last night that it had received CIDs from 12 states. The CIDs include requests for information and documents relating to the company's students and its practices, ITT Educational stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On January 6, Corinthian Colleges disclosed that it had received a CID from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. The CID sought information in order to determine whether the company or other entity was engaged in illegal practices, Corinthian reported at the time. ITT Education has also come under scrutiny by the CFPB. On December 27, the company disclosed that the agency was considering taking legal action against the company for violating a number of laws. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Corinthian added 0.7% to $1.55, while ITT Educational lost 0.6% to $40.75. Meanwhile, Apollo Educatio (APOL) was flat at $33, Strayer (STRA) gained 1.75% to $36.90 and DeVry (DV) added 0.4% to $37.75.
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November 24, 2015
13:14 EDTESIJudge grants preliminary approval to $16.9M settlement in ITT Educational suit
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to an approximately $16.96M cash settlement achieved by Lead Plaintiffs Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund with defendants ITT Educational Services, Inc., and two of its officers, Daniel M. Fitzpatrick and Kevin M. Modany.The proposed settlement approved by Judge J. Paul Oetken, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on Monday, Nov. 23, resolves securities fraud claims asserted under Section 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Fund and Metropolitan Water Retirement Fund against the defendants for alleged material misrepresentations and omissions concerning the company's liabilities under certain risk-sharing agreements it had entered into with third-party student enders of ITT student loans. The proposed $16.96M cash settlement will benefit a putative class of persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired ITT Educational Services, Inc., common stock between April 24, 2008, and Feb. 25, 2013. In the order issued on Nov. 23, Judge Oetken also gave authorization for the class notice to be issued to class members. A court hearing will be held on March 8, 2016, to determine whether the settlement should be given final approval and to hear any objections to the settlement.
November 23, 2015
18:42 EDTAPOLS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: CSRA (CSRA) will be added to the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Friday, November 27, replacing Computer Sciences (CSC), which will be removed from the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Monday, November 30. CSRA will be added to the S&P 500 on a zero price basis reflecting its spin-off from Computer Sciences. Following the spin-off, the Computer Sciences stub will replace Apollo Education Group (APOL) in the S&P MidCap 400. Computer Sciences' post spin market capitalization will be more representative of the mid-cap market space. Apollo Education is ranked at the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400 Phibro Animal Health (PAHC) will replace Pericom Semiconductor (PSEM) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, November 25. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Diodes (DIOD) is acquiring Pericom Semiconductor in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final conditions.
17:23 EDTAPOLCSC to replace Apollo Education in S&P 400 as of 11/30 close

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