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October 25, 2013
10:50 EDTCECO, COCO, WPO, ESI, EDMCFor-profit education stocks rise after Career Education sells assets
Many for-profit education stocks are climbing after a private equity firm agreed to buy the European assets of one of the companies in the sector, Career Education (CECO). WHAT'S NEW: Career Education disclosed in a regulatory filing last night that it had agreed to sell its European education assets to private equity firm Apax Partners for $276.5 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by December 27, Career Education stated. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Wells Fargo analyst Trace Urdan responded to the news by upgrading Career Education to Outperform from Market Perform. Urdan reported that he had previously estimated that Career Education's European assets were worth only $106 million to $127 million, The deal is likely to reduce Career Education's overhead costs, and the transaction suggests that the company is ready to take bold actions to revitalize its U.S. schools, Urdan contended. Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Appert wrote that Career Education would use the cash from the deal to more effectively pursue initiatives that could boost its growth. Nevertheless, the analyst thinks the company's fundamentals remain weak, and he kept a Neutral rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Career Education jumped 54% to $5.85. Many of its peers advanced as well, including Corinthian College (COCO), which rose 2.4% to $2.40, ITT Educational (ESI), which gained 4.5% to $41, Education Management (EDMC), which added 5.4% to $14.90, and Washington Post (WPO), which was up 1.3% to $658.
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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.
14:10 EDTESIITT Educational weakness a buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
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10:53 EDTESI Options with increasing implied volatility: ESI INO VALE AGNC
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09:19 EDTESIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:59 EDTESIITT Educational discloses receipt of SEC 'Wells Notice' in August
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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 EDTCECOBMO 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.
September 16, 2014
17:05 EDTEDMCEducation Management files to delay 10-K
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13:00 EDTCOCOCorinthian Colleges sued by CFPB over predatory loans, Reuters says
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September 10, 2014
08:32 EDTESIBofA/Merrill education/prof svcs analyst has analyst/industry conference call
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September 8, 2014
14:52 EDTEDMCEducation Management requests withdrawal of registration statement
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