Grand Canyon Education Shares Popped: What You Need to Know


Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: I can't believe my eyes. As the sky is falling, Grand Canyon Education's (NAS: LOPE) shares are actually climbing 13% higher today.

So what: During the second quarter, revenue was $103.1 million, just short of the $104.6 million analysts had expected. Earnings per share reached $0.29, which crushed the $0.23 analysts had expected.

Now what: An earnings beat is always welcome news, but when it seems like there's nothing but negativity around us, it's especially surprising. Education providers have been under pressure as rules have changed about the way they receive and account for federal aid. So far, Grand Canyon is handling the changes well and is getting a welcome reward from the market today.

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