US education and for-profit schools

US education and for-profit schools
  • Pininvest Analysis

Our selection tries to cover extensively all US-exchange listed for-profit schools because we are in no position to evaluate the actual quality of the education services provided – even the US Department of Education, under the former Obama Administration and today (in 2018), does not seem self-assured in evaluating the educational content itself

The job oriented measures, introduced by the former Administration and on the way out today, measured school performance in terms of employer recognition – quality training was assumed to lead to a high percentage of students entering the job market

Although costly to administer, and fairly arbitrary, the heavily criticized system was probably better than full ‘laisser-faire’ because the funding by student debt, and Government guarantee against future reimbursement, has to rely on successful job placement

Technological advance with new educational tools may well offer more effective and cheaper training formats and it is probably not a coincidence that the market clearly favors companies with large market caps such as Grand Canyon Education, Laureate, Adtalem Global, Chegg or Strayer Education to respond to the new challenge

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US education and for-profit schools • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Momentum Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
2U, Inc. TWOU NASDAQ Technology Software - Business Process Mngt USD 40.06 3.0 B 13.1% Neutral 60%   6% -39%
Adtalem Global Education ATGE NYSE Services Educational Services USD 37.38 1.9 B 14.5% Neutral 38%   5% -38%
American Public Education APEI NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 29.11 543 M 0.9% Neutral 45%   5% -34%
Arco Platform Ltd ARCE NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 32.30 1.8 B -30.0% Weak Up 50%   5% -52%
Cengage Learning Holdings CNGO OTC Services Educational Services USD 20.00 - 897.5% Strong Up 96%   7% -6%
Chegg CHGG NYSE Services Educational Services USD 78.52 10 B 24.4% Neutral 48%   5% -36%
Franklin Covey FC NYSE Services Educational Services USD 32.20 452 M 37.4% Neutral 39%   4% -29%
GP Strategies GPX NYSE Services Educational Services USD 15.57 270 M 96.1% Neutral 58%   5% -17%
Grand Canyon Education LOPE NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 88.44 4.1 B -7.3% Sharp Down 36%   5% -23%
K12 LRN NYSE Services Educational Services USD 29.65 1.2 B 18.3% Weak Up 55%   7% -60%
Laureate Education LAUR NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 15.20 3.0 B 50.8% Strong Up 40%   4% -23%
Learning Tree International LTRE OTC Services Educational Services USD 0.85 - 109.9% Neutral 176%   26% -52%
Lincoln Educational Services LINC NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 7.63 206 M 86.6% Strong Up 64%   7% -42%
Strategic Education STRA NASDAQ Services Educational Services USD 78.95 1.9 B -45.6% Neutral 44%   5% -57%
Universal Technical Institute UTI NYSE Services Educational Services USD 5.53 181 M -20.0% Neutral 46%   5% -45%