|07:36 EDT||STRA, BPI, CECO, APEI, APOL, DV, LOPE, ESI, COCO||Implications of Corinthian dissolution on peers mixed, says Wells Fargo|
Corinthian Colleges' (COCO) "seeming imminent dissolution as an operating company" means that the Department of Education's actions have become unpredictable and will have "a chilling effect on investment" in the space, according to Wells Fargo. However, the firm thinks that a number of companies in the sector could benefit by acquiring some of Corinthinan's assets. It names Lincoln Educational (LNC), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), DeVry (DV), and Career Education (CECO) as the most likely companies to benefit from Corinthian's dissolution. Other publicly traded companies in the space include American Public Education (APEI), Apollo Education (APOL), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Grand Canyon (LOPE), ITT Educational (ESI) and Strayer (STRA).