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Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Message Board

  • peoriaguy1958 peoriaguy1958 Nov 10, 2010 8:33 AM Flag

    From, Barrington rates 'Outperform"

    from, barrington likes result, can't see this stock staying under 17 very long. Will hold for a while, and buy more if it gets to the mid 16's.

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    08:25 LOPE Grand Canyon Education: Enrollment appears to be sustainable and is less counter-cyclical - Barrington (18.24 )

    Firm notes that with a majority of LOPE's students (70%) enrolled in health care and education (which are in high demand) and 44% of these students enrolled in master's degree programs, LOPE's enrollment appears to be sustainable and is less counter-cyclical than those colleges focused on shorter-term degree and certificate/diploma programs (like CECO, COCO, ESI, LINC and UTI) and, as such, should be less impacted by an eventual resumption in job creation. Also, while strategic shifts (borrow-based to enrollment-based) and controlled growth (improving student body quality) will have a short-term impact on growth, the earnings growth rate is still robust and longer term will lead to higher quality of earnings. Firm reiterates Outperform rating.

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