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taexpert928 1319 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 19, 2014 9:20 PM Member since: Aug 22, 2011
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  • As Bloomberg says in its today article . Today's 10K has a lot of info but “It’s a whole lot of smoke, but it isn’t really new smoke"

  • Old Smoke

    “It’s a whole lot of smoke, but it isn’t really new smoke,” he said in a telephone interview. “This isn’t an enterprise-ending event.”

    ITT Educational must also submit a letter of credit worth $79.7 million by Nov. 4, according to the filing. The value of the letter of credit is less than company had earlier calculated, and ITT Educational has amended an agreement with its lenders to borrow $85 million for this purpose, a decrease from $98 million.

    The education company’s board elected Jerry Cohen, a retired senior partner from Deloitte & Touche LLP, to serve as a director, according to the filing. ITT Educational said it expects Cohen to be chairman of the board’s audit committee.

    ITT Educational was sued in February by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over claims it engaged in predatory lending by encouraging students to take loans they would struggle to repay. The company has denied wrongdoing and filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

  • taexpert928 taexpert928 Sep 19, 2014 9:13 PM Flag

    PT $21 is 537% above current $4.95 . Why he has this view?

  • ITT Educational (ESI) Stock Defended at Wells Fargo
    September 19, 2014 3:45 PM EDT

    Wells Fargo maintained an Outperform rating on ITT Educational Services (NYSE: ESI) but reduced its price target to $21-$24 (from $26-$29). Earlier the company filed an 8-K discussing a larger than anticipated letter of credit requirement from lenders. It also received a wells notice from the SEC . In the view of analyst Trace Urdan, the stock's decline is an overreaction.

    Regarding the Wells Notice, Urdan trimmed valuation by $50 million to account for possible settlement. Regarding the LOC, he said it should not be a surprise.

    While he trimmed estimates, he said the stock is "dramatically oversold" and implies going concern risk that he does not see.


    ESI Earnings Date
    Earnings announcement* for ESI: Sep 11, 2014

    ITT Educational Services, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 09/11/2014. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company's historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.57. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.89.

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    PEAKS issues

    by js291955 Sep 9, 2014 6:31 AM
    taexpert928 taexpert928 Sep 9, 2014 3:24 PM Flag

    Regarding #4 , How you get numbers of $214M and $300M . When and where ESI released these numbers?

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    by rogerabc100 Aug 29, 2014 9:25 PM
    taexpert928 taexpert928 Sep 9, 2014 12:09 AM Flag

    The fact that the CEO of ESI is leaving is a positive step that will allow ITT to bring in someone with more knowledge and experience work through the issues facing them at this time.

    Also there is no way the DOE will withhold funds for 21 days. DOE sees the chaos they caused with 150,000 COCO students and employees of COCO and will not repeat that. ESI has altogether about 115,000 students and employees. Causing chaos to the life of additional 115,000 people will have its political price during the election of November 2014 and presidential election of 2016.

  • Why Wall Street loves for-profit education
    Despite recent huge gains, stocks still down over past several years
    UPDATED 9:44 AM EDT Sep 08, 2014

    The future of for-profit education: At the end of the day, for-profit schools will be judged on the employment outcomes of their graduates, claimed Chip Paucek, CEO of 2U, a firm that provides cloud-based software for online degree programs at nonprofit universities.

    "Situations like Corinthian aren't good for anyone," he said.

    Still, he argues that it's important to provide education to as many people as possible, regardless of their economic circumstances.

    The analysts argue that it's important to provide education to as many people as possible, regardless of their economic circumstances.

    "We can't have the kind of college access we need in this country without the for-profit sector," he said.

    As for Wall Street, Greendale says investors have become more comfortable with the sector despite the regulatory concerns. He doesn't foresee another scenario like Corinthian, partly because it's a logistical nightmare for the Department of Education to wind down the schools.

    "There's less concern that the industry is going out business," he said.

  • taexpert928 taexpert928 Sep 8, 2014 9:46 AM Flag

    You said: "All is not as it appears on the surface."
    Can you explain what you know that we don't know after reading all possible articles , all possible PR's and talking with IR. Please explain your opinion.

  • For-Profit Colleges Educate the Military and Veterans | Commentary
    Capital Hill Magazine

    For-Profit Colleges Educate the Military and Veterans

    By Harold "Hank" Naughton
    Sept. 5, 2014, 3:57 p.m.

    Based on my experience as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve and as a veteran of the Iraq and the Afghanistan wars, I feel that I have a deep understanding of what our service members, veterans and military families have sacrificed for this nation. This is why I am concerned that there is a concerted effort, on Capitol Hill and in the administration, to block access to for-profit colleges for active duty military and veterans.
    As our nation continues the wind down of two wars, tens of thousands of men and women are leaving the service and will need to find jobs in the civilian job market. What is disconcerting, is that according to the Labor Department, about 9 percent of veterans who have served since 2001 are currently unemployed. That is about 4 points higher than the general population. Clearly, we need to be doing all we can to prepare these heroes for success and to thrive in civilian life.
    For-profit colleges are important for current military members looking for new job skills or to hone their military training for the private sector. In reality, those serving in the military simply don’t have time to attend classes on a typical college campus. If they want to prepare themselves for the job market while they are still serving, they need distance or online programs that are often provided by for-profit colleges.
    Long article , google it

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted
    Posted by AIM on Aug 16, 2014

    Aviation International News reported in May that aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus say that about 500,000 extra pilots are needed during the next 20 years. Boeing has also predicted that aviation maintenance technicians will be in even greater demand—to the tune of 600,000 by 2031.

    J Sfirm agrees technicians will be in more demand than pilots—to the tune of 30 percent of planned aviation hiring for technicians versus 7.5 percent for pilots. This shortage could create a great opportunity for you.
    Plenty of other people and groups agree. Eighty-six percent of Aeronautical Repair Station Association members reported having difficulty searching for qualified workers, and 26 percent said the search was “very difficult.” Mike Lee directs maintenance training business development for Flight Safety international and concurs that there are just not enough personnel skilled for aviation maintenance.

  • Boeing forecasts rising demand for pilots, technicians
    August 26, 2014Linda Blachly

    Boeing has projected a global demand for 1.1 million new airline pilots and technicians over the next 20 years, according to its 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook. The report projects that between 2014 and 2033 there will be a need for 533,000 new commercial airline pilots, up 7% compared to last year’s outlook, and 584,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians, up just over 5% compared to 2013.

    The report also noted the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East are showing the strongest demand and most rapid growth. “Pilot demand in the Asia-Pacific region now comprises 41% of the world’s need, and the Middle East region saw significant growth since last year’s outlook due to increased airline capacity and orders for widebody models, which require more crew members,” the outlook stated.

    Projected demand for new pilots and technicians, broken down by global region, comprises: Asia Pacific (216,000 pilots and 224,000 technicians); Europe (94,000 pilots and 102,000 technicians); North America (88,000 pilots and 109,000 technicians); Latin America (45,000 pilots and 44,000 technicians); Middle East (55,000 pilots and 62,000 technicians); Africa (17,000 pilots and 19,000 technicians); and Russia and CIS (18,000 pilots and 24,000 technicians).

  • Partnering up to tackle the technician shortage
    Aug 20, 2014 by Sean Kilcarr in Trucks at Work

    While there’s been a lot of recent attention focused on the truck driver shortage – especially in the mainstream media, as this New York Times story can attest – there’s another crippling personnel shortage affecting trucking, too: that would be for diesel technicians.

    The technician shortage is an issue never far from trucking’s thoughts, but it’s an issue that’s even more resistant to short-term solutions than the truck driver shortage – largely because of the highly complex nature of today’s commercial trucks.

    Indeed, the U.S. Department of Labor reports there will be approximately 1.4 million jobs in the diesel, automotive, motorcycle and marine industries in the U.S. by 2020 – just a scant six years from now – and more than a few folks are wondering where the skilled professionals needed to fill those jobs will come from.

  • taexpert928 taexpert928 Aug 28, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    Almost all the report metrics beside Q2 loss were bad. But at $2 the bad report was already priced in . There were strong signs of accumulation in the last 3 weeks and maybe this is a new era for HSOL stock.
    The fact that HSOL had 3 analysts in the CC is really encouraging

  • She said the report will be announced most likely beginning of next week. She said ESI made good progress and they almost finished. They need to receive audit approval for restated financial reports. This could be the reason ESI crashed 5% today because people expected them on 8/29/14.

    She also said "ESI has enough cash to recover from any adverse action from DOE and its lendeners"

  • I know what I am saying because I have info. Q2 results will be a total disaster.

  • During Q2 polysilicon prices were higher and panel selling prices were lower . This could result for not a strong Q2. But crash of the pps from 3.5 to 1.7 already discounted all Q2 bad earning . P/S of 0.25 is unjustified when there is solar shortage and new CEO from Samsung.

    I am sure Q2 results will be disaster. I think guidance for Q3 will be much better than Q2 results.

  • taexpert928 taexpert928 Aug 27, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    " the army of investment industry insiders who work very hard at keeping the playing field tilted in their favor".

    What if "the army of investment industry insiders " will change direction and push it back to $5 because they have finished accumulating and covered their shorts?

  • During Q2 polysilicon prices were higher and panel selling prices were lower . This could result for not a strong Q2. But crash of the pps from 3.5 to 1.7 already discounted all Q2 bad earning . P/S of 0.25 is unjustified when there is solar shortage and new CEO from Samsung

  • please respond with rational detailed reasoning. I dont see what problemwill push pps to 5 after the 50% crash recently

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