Once the darlings of Wall Street, for-profit education companies have seen their market value plunge to the lowest level in 52 weeks, leaving investors to wonder if the industry would be able to survive in its current form. An index of nine for-profit education companies, the S&P 1500 Education Services Index is down nearly 30 percent for the year.
An earnings deluge will hit the stock market Thursday, and analysts say mostly good reports could continue to drive new highs.
Even with this week's weakness, Amazon.com stock has been outperforming the retailers whose businesses it's challenging.
Whirlpool's soggy earnings report saw the company miss by a wide margin. Ouch!
Earnings results for two big companies were good, but not quite great. Modest growth continues.
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