This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department today released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies have said the data is inaccurate — and (the bizarre part!) not in their favor.
Morningstar found seven wide-moat companies with share-price returns ranging from 10 percent to 36 percent this year, a period in which the S&P 500 Index jumped 7 percent. TheStreet.com reports.
As their student enrollments in the United States continue to shrink, some for-profit schools are hoping to find growth opportunities in other countries.
For-profit schools are back in focus today after the Education Department’s release of 2008 three-year student default rates.
Stocks ended mixed, but off the lows of the session, amid rekindled European debt worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season.
Stocks pared some of their earlier losses as tech stocks gained, but remained under pressure for a third straight session Monday amid rekindled European worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season. AT&T and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.
Stocks fell as investors awaited the start of the earnings season and shrugged off a spate of mergers and acquisitions activity. DuPont and Microsoft fell fell, while GE rose.
If you're an investor in for-profit schools, note this heads-up: Profit margins are likely headed down—and not by a small amount.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.
The average cost of a four-year college is $26,000 a year—up 4 percent in 2009 alone. What is the value of an education and are there any alternatives for students who wish to attend college at a lower price? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital shares his ways to play the rising cost.
David Fording says there are good stock opportunities out there -- if you look for high quality. The co-portfolio manager of the William Blair growth Fund named four stocks for a long-term plan.
Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.