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  • Should You Dip a Toe in the Education Sector?

    By Robert Hanley - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: APOL, LOPE, WPO

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a record 21.6 million students attended U.S. colleges and universities in 2012, up 40% from 2000. With relatively inelastic demand, seemingly bottomless government funding, and a limited supply of schools, the sector seems to have favorable investment characteristics. Indeed, the industry’s favorable economics led to fast growth for the for-profit education providers, until government investigations into programs and recruiting more »

  • Wisdom Dawns On Markets For Education Stocks

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CPLA, LOPE, ESI

    For-profit education stocks such as Capella  (NASDAQ: CPLA), ITT (NYSE: ESI), and Grand Canyon (NASDAQ: LOPE) have witnessed a sharp rally lately with all the three stocks rising in double digit percentages during the last week. For regular readers of ours, this should not come as a surprise as the advantages of this business model has been discussed regularly. What is happening differently now is that the market is shedding more »

  • Investing in Major Growth

    By Jon Quast - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, APOL, LOPE, SSYS, ZNGA

    An article came out toward the end of 2012 highlighting 10 of the fastest growing industries in America.  What are some of the industries, and who is poised to cash in on this growth?  Read on.

    3D printing

    You may already know it, but 3D printing is kind of a big deal.  The industry has been growing almost 9% a year since 2002.  But that is a little misleading, because more »

  • Investing in Major Growth

    By Jon Quast - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, APOL, LOPE, SSYS, ZNGA

    An article came out towards the end of 2012 highlighting 10 of the fastest growing industries in America.  What are some of the industries, and who is poised to cash in on this growth?  Read on.

    3D printing

    You may already know it, but 3D printing is kind of a big deal.  The industry has been growing almost 9% a year since 2002.  But that is a little misleading, because more »

  • Investing in Major Growth

    By Jon Quast - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, APOL, LOPE, SSYS, ZNGA

    An article came out towards the end of 2012 highlighting 10 of the fastest growing industries in America.  What are some of the industries, and who is poised to cash in on this growth?  Read on.

    3D printing

    You may already know it, but 3D printing is kind of a big deal.  The industry has been growing almost 9% a year since 2002.  But that is a little misleading, because more »

  • Investing in Major Growth

    By Jon Quast - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, APOL, LOPE, SSYS, ZNGA

    An article came out towards the end of 2012 highlighting 10 of the fastest growing industries in America.  What are some of the industries, and who is poised to cash in on this growth?  Read on.

    3D Printing

    You may already know it, but 3D printing is kind of a big deal.  The industry has been growing almost 9% a year since 2002.  But that is a little misleading, because more »

  • Wow…Is For-Profit Education Actually Dead?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: APOL, BPI, CPLA, DV, LOPE

    For most of the past decade, private for-profit educational institutions were the fastest growing, and arguably the most visible part of U.S. higher education. In 2001, 766,000 students were enrolled in for-profit schools, compared to 2.4 million in 2010, and the years between 1998 and 2008 saw enrollment growth of 255%, compared to 31% growth overall for enrollment across all schools granting post-secondary degrees.

    On the whole more »

  • Education Stocks: Finally a Buy?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: COCO, LOPE, STRA

    For profit education companies have been under pressure lately as declining student enrollments across the country stand to impact the entire sector.

    As if this was not enough, the government is following up with its pending reforms, aimed at tackling high student loan balances, with increased vigor. Many contend that formal education is losing its appeal and is an indication the sector will underperform for a long time.

    As a more »

  • For-Profit Education Sector's Dunce Cap

    By Mark Walker - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: APOL, CPLA, LOPE, STRA

    An Opportunity for Bargain Hunters?

    Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APOL) headed for the teachers' lounge after being smoked by future expectations.  Even though the company beat estimated earnings and revenue for the quarter, it produced a failing grade for its outlook on full-year revenue guidance. Hearing the recess bell, investors in the for-profit education sector found yet another reason to head for the school yard exits.

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    Declining more »

  • Dropout Investor: Reasons to Avoid the For-Profit Education Sector

    By John Macris - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: APOL, DV, LOPE, ESI, STRA | Editor's Choice

    Editor's Note: The initial version provided an incorrect P/E ratio for ITT Education Services and referenced Grand Canyon's opening of a campus in Massachusetts. This version has been corrected.

    During March 2009, I had the opportunity to meet professional investor Mark B. Fisher at a conference in New York City. Mr. Fisher is Founder/CEO of a major futures clearing firm and a graduate of University of more »

  • Beat Student Loan Debt with These 3 Education Stocks

    By Bill Edson - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: APOL, BPI, DV, LOPE, ESI

    Are we coming out of a bubble in for-profit education? Though many students benefit from these institutions, there are many who emerge from them saddled with debt and without jobs.

    The growth of for-profit colleges has been rapid and is not sustainable. Enrollment has dropped, and many stock prices are dropping with it. In such a challenging environment investors must demand low valuations for investments.

    Mounting Student Loan Debt

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  • Time to Short Sell Your Employer?

    By Scott Anderson - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, MO, APOL, ACI, GE, LOPE, HD, JNJ, LO, MCD, RAI, STRA, WPO

    We have all heard the stories about employees making fortunes through company stock participation.  Tales of millionaires traversing the isles of Home Depot in their orange aprons make participating in company stock an enticing option.  It suggests you don't have to make it to the board room to be rewarded for your service.  It may be tempting to take advantage of such incentives, but whether it is prudent depends more »
  • For-Profit Ed: Forget Cramer's "Bad Neighborhood"

    By Jane Genova - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: APEI, APOL, DV, LOPE, STRA

    Last March, Jim Cramer described the for-profit education sector as a "bad neighborhood" investors shouldn't be in. That aggregate kind of thinking is useful for index investing such as through the Bloomberg U.S. For Profit Education Companies Index. That has been at $297+, with a 52 week range of $272.57 to $571.38.  No, for-profit ed isn't doing so hot.

    But many other investors focus on more »

  • For-profit Education: Forget Bubble Talk

    By Jane Genova - June 29, 2012 | Tickers: APOL, LOPE, STRA

    The excitement isn't only in hospital stocks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Obamacare constitutional. Analysts and shareholders are again looking at the distressed for-profit education sector.  They're sorting what could make this category bounce back after being so down since 2010. As a result, some of the stocks are up.  Among them are Apollo (NASDAQ: APOL), Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ: LOPE), and Strayer (NASDAQ: STRA)

    Reduced more »

  • News Corp: Surrender to Win

    By Jane Genova - June 27, 2012 | Tickers: APOL, BRK-A, LOPE, WPO, NWSA

    News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) stock keeps rising.  Part if not all of that likely has been due to the rumors that  the company could be splitting itself into two.  One would be the distressed publishing business which includes media properties such as THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and TIMES OF LONDON.  The other would be the more profitable entertainment business which includes Fox News. 

    Always shrewd chief executive officer Rupert Murdoch more »