Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE)

91.99
NASDAQ : Commercial Services
Prev Close 93.56
Day Low/High 91.56 / 94.11
52 Wk Low/High 76.48 / 132.72
Avg Volume 679.70K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 48.23M
Market Cap 4.51B
EPS 4.80
P/E Ratio 17.52
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

The Short Book

I'm short these stocks and ETFs. My short book consists of the following indiividual stocks and ETFs: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Caterpillar (CAT), Danaher (DHR), Goldman Sachs (GS), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Group...

Added to Some Shorts

Namely, Danaher, Grand Canyon Education, Henry Schein, IWM and SPY. I added to the following shorts today Danaher (DHR), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Henry Schein (HSIC), iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) and SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).

That Was the Week That Was

Here is my new end-of-the-week column. As I mentioned last Friday, I have started a new end-of-week column that borrows from the title of a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost for my look back at the week's daily diary highlights. On...

Anti-LOPE

I am adding to my short. I am adding to my Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) short now -- see yesterday's comments.

More Insider Selling in LOPE

This might help to explain why Grand Canyon Education's shares are weaker today in a strong tape. In a column last week I wrote about "When Insider Selling Matters," I specifically cautioned that when insiders exercise options well ahead of the exer...

When Insider Selling Matters

If an exec cashes in five years before his option expires, that's a red flag. One question I get a lot from subscribers is, how should insider selling be interpreted, and when should we consider insider selling as an important factor in our investme...

Adding to Shorts

Five of them. I added to the following shorts this morning: Henry Schein (HSIC), Danaher (DHR), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM).

Favorite Long and Short

My favorite long is Ford, and my favorite short is Grand Canyon Education. Favorite long: Ford (F). Favorite short: Grand Canyon Education (LOPE).

Levels

Currently, only five out of 77 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, down from nine out of 74 in mid-January. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld): (To Kramer and Morty) What is this about? Kramer (Michael Richards): I'm completely changing the co...

Grand Canyon Education Hits New High

A leap in the company's share price preceded last quarter's earning beat. Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) is trading at a new high today. A leap in the company's share price preceded last quarter's earning beat, and a similar expectation seems to have...

What I'm Shorting

Grand Canyon, Henry Schein, Danaher, Caterpillar are this morning's shorts (so far). I am shorting Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Henry Schein (HSIC), Danaher (DHR) and Caterpillar (CAT) this morning.

Levels

Currently, only nine out of 74 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, down from 19 out of 74 in late December. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld): (To Kramer and Morty) What is this about? Kramer (Michael Richards): I'm completely changing the co...

Short Book

Here's a look at my remaining individual equity shorts. My remaining individual equity shorts include American Express (AXP), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Goldman Sachs (GS), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Groupon (GRPN), Henry Schein (HSIC).

Tearing Up These Tickets

My Procter & Gamble, CSX, Avon calls and my Grand Canyon Education puts will expire worthless. Calls that I will be tearing up on expiration tomorrow: Procter & Gamble (PG), CSX Corporation (CSX), Avon Products (AVP). Puts I will be tearing up on ex...

LOPE a Dope

Here is my worse trade of 2012. I was negative on the for-profit education sector and decided to short Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) instead of Apollo Group (APOL) or any of the other stocks in the group. Here is the comparison of Grand Canyon and A...

Schooled on Taxes

A 2012 tax loss on my Grand Canyon Education short has me planning to revisit the name in January. I am taking a tax loss on a portion of my Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) short position, and I will revisit the name in January.

Holding a Few Short Positions

Here are five at the moment. Beyond my bond short, I have but five individual equity shorts -- American Express (AXP), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) (common and puts), Groupon (GRPN) and Henry Schein (HSIC).

Levels

Currently, 19 out of 74 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, up from 13 out of 71 in early November. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld): (To Kramer and Morty) What is this about? Kramer (Michael Richards): I'm completely changing the configurat...

Watch What They Say, Not What They Do!

I have recently added to my Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) short. Check out the consistent insider sales.

Added to Two Shorts

They are Grand Canyon Education and Henry Schein. I have added to my shorts in Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) and Henry Schein (HSIC) today.

Levels

Currently, 13 out of the 71 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, up from only three out of 70 two months ago. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld): (To Kramer and Morty) What is this about? Kramer (Michael Richards): I'm completely changing the c...

Update on Pair of Shorts

Sticking with IBM and analyzing Grand Canyon Education. I am sticking with yesterday's IBM (IBM) short rental, and I am still analyzing Grand Canyon Education's (LOPE) EPS beat. More to come.

Short Look

Here's my short book. My only current shorts are American Express (AXP), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Groupon (GRPN), Henry Schein (HSIC) and SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).

Pair of Shorts

I am initiating a SPY short for a trade and adding to my long-standing Grand Canyon Education short. I am taking a small SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) short rental at $142.65 now, and I am adding to my Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) short.

Grand Canyon Set for a Slide

The shares of Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) should trade lower today after the company elected not to accept the private school campus in Massachusetts as a "gift." The "gift" had been initially announced Sept. 21. This reflects the high costs assoc...

Looking For A Downside Move on Grand Canyon Education

If memory serves me correctly,  Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) is one of Doug's short names and from looking at the charts, I believe I'm about to join him on the dark side here.   My trigger is the $22.50 on price, but looking at the bearish diverge...

Levels

Currently, only three out of the 70 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, down considerably from 19 out of 69 in late July. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld): (To Kramer and Morty) What is this about? Kramer (Michael Richards): I'm completely c...

Watching the Rocket Launch

Watching the Rocket Launch

TUMI, FOSL and LOPE are all benefiting from pessimism running high.

Staying Short on LOPE

The stock is getting an earnings bump, but I don't expect it to last. Thanks for reading my DIary today. I have been on the Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) conference call over the last hour. The company executed well, but enrollment and margin expect...

LOPE Looks Put Upon

Over 4,000 August and September puts have traded. Grand Canyon Education's (LOPE) puts activity is relatively large today going into the second-quarter 2012 earnings release. Over 4,000 August and September puts have traded. Implied volatility is 81...