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May 6, 2014
06:56 EDTCOCO, BPI, ESI, LOPE, APOL, CECO, FMD, DV, NNI, STRA, APEI, SLMSenate to vote on student loan refinance bill, Politico says
Senate Democrats are preparing to hold a vote on legislation that will allow individuals who have student loans with high interest rates to refinance them at much lower rates, according to Politico. The legislation is expected to be introduced later this week and voted on "toward the beginning of June," the website stated. Companies that provide student loans include SLM Corp (SLM), Nelnet (NNI), and The First Marblehead (FMD). Publicly traded for-profit education companies include American Public Education (APEI), Apollo Education (APOL), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Career Education (CECO), Corinthian Colleges (COCO), DeVry (DV), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), ITT Educational (ESI) and Strayer (STRA). Reference Link
News For SLM;NNI;FMD;APEI;DV;CECO;STRA;ESI;COCO;LOPE;BPI;APOL From The Last 14 Days
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January 27, 2015
14:54 EDTSLMSallie Mae management to meet with Evercore ISI
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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 23, 2015
10:02 EDTSLMOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:00 EDTSLMSallie Mae sell-off a 'huge' buying opportunity, says Janney Capital
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05:36 EDTSLMSallie Mae downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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January 21, 2015
16:21 EDTSLMSallie Mae sees FY15 core EPS 48c-50c, consensus 62c
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16:19 EDTSLMSallie Mae reports Q4 EPS 3c, consensus 5c
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15:27 EDTSLMNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include American Express (AXP), consensus $1.38; Kinder Morgan (KMI), consensus 34c; eBay (EBAY), consensus 89c; Discover Financial Services (DFS), consensus $1.30; Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.05; Crown Castle (SNDK), consensus $1.27; Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 61c; F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.49; United Rentals (URI), consensus $2.07; Plexus (PLXS), consensus 72c; Boston Private Financial Holdings (BPFH), consensus 22c; Dolby Laboratories (DLB), consensus 38c; SLM (SLM), consensus 5c; East West Bancorp (EWBC), consensus 65c; Raymond James Financial (RJF), consensus 86c; BancorpSouth (BXS), consensus 32c.
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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