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The stock is up 15%

Shares of credit services provider SLM Corp. (SLM) gained more than 15% on Thursday to trade at around $14.08. The Delaware-based student loan company announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings after markets closed on Wednesday.

Also known as Sallie Mae, the stock has more than doubled over the last six months after a run of good quarterly results. At the current price of about $14.09, the stock is now trading at its highest level since 2007.

A look at the numbers

SLM posted adjusted earnings growth of 248.48% to

128 Views    Nicholas Kitonyi    2021-01-28 21:26
Tiger Management repurchases Qualcomm, sells e-commerce giants

Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio)'s Tiger Management recently disclosed its portfolio updates for the second quarter of 2020, which ended on June 30.

Often called the "father of the hedge fund," Robertson founded Tiger Management in 1980, turning an initial $8 million into over $22 billion by the late 1990s. After losing 4% in 1998 and 19% in 1999 as rivals rode the dot-com bubble to its peak, he shut down the fund in 2000, and Tiger Management now only manages money from internal sources (mainly Robertson's personal wealth). Robertson's long-short strategy is based on investing in the

681 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-08-26 20:37
They outperform the yield on 20-year high quality market corporate bonds

Selecting stocks whose earnings return is more than twice the average of 20-year high-quality corporate bonds enhances the chances to find high-yield investments, in my opinion. This category of investment grade bonds represents corporate loans that triple-A, double-A and single-A rated companies have taken out with their lenders.

Since 20-year high-quality corporate bonds grant a monthly spot rate of 3.18% (as of June 2020) to their holders, the following three stocks may hold value, as they grant earnings returns of more than 6.36% at price-earnings ratios of less than 15.72.

SLM Corp

Shares of SLM Corp (SLM) were trading

65 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-08-07 14:54
Firm's largest sales of the 1st quarter

Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio)'s ValueAct Holdings sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.


The firm exited its FedEx Corp. (FDX) position. The trade had an impact of -0.90% on the portfolio.


The express package provider has a market cap of $30.47 billion and an enterprise value of $60.15 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of -1.88% and return on assets of -0.55% are underperforming 80% of companies in the transportation industry. Its

73 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-05-19 16:47
The company is an integral part of the trillion-dollar student debt market

On Sept. 6, 2008, the U.S. government took Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) into conservatorship. Nine days later, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and the house of cards came crashing down on the housing bubble. Many believe the next recession could be caused by the student loan market.

SLM Corp. (SLM), or Sallie Mae, is the largest student lender in the country. It makes both guaranteed federal student loans and private loans. It was originally created as a government-sponsored entity in 1972, similar to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. However, in 2004, the company terminated its charter

186 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-10-24 15:25
Firm also cut two positions in 1st quarter

Jeff Ubben (Trades, Portfolio)’s ValueAct Capital disclosed it established a new position and closed two others when it released its first-quarter portfolio this week.

The firm, which is activist in nature, takes large positions in a concentrated number of undervalued companies in order to work with them to maximize returns. Ubben handed the reins of the $9.9 billion portfolio over to Mason Morfit last July. He remains at the company as CEO.

During the quarter, ValueAct added SLM Corp. (SLM) to its portfolio and cut Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX).


The firm

212 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-05-16 22:16
Stock falls as company releases 1st-quarter earnings that 'meet' but don't 'beat' forecasts

Investors, giddy about early signs of a revived energy sector, evidently lost all enthusiasm as they began selling off shares of the largest oilfield services provider in the world.

The stock of global energy giant Schlumberger (SLB) slid amid market fears of plunging oil prices. Oil hit its highest level since 2014 this week, but it was short-lived, falling by 1% in trading.

One contributing factor may have been the impact of a tweet from President Trump, criticizing the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for “artificially” raising the cost capping on production.

Schlumberger appeared to bear at least some

169 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-04-20 21:50
Sallie Mae continues to climb as more good news comes in for the student loan servicer

SLM Corp. (SLM) stock rose over 1% on Monday and was up 0.51% in late-afternoon trading on Tuesday. The company's stock has rallied in the last month, rising over 7%. The stock's rally to start the week is a result of optimism over Federal Reserve meetings this week.

The Dow hit a record high as the Nasdaq rose 0.14% and the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 0.15%.

SLM's stock is also riding on several recent reports. The company's Sallie Mae subsidiary, a student loan servicing company, announced earlier in the month that it will be partnering with the

40 Views    Jacob Maslow    2017-09-20 13:53
Before you hit the beach, you might want to take a look at my Perfect 10 Portfolio

Before you hit the beach, you might want to take a look at my Perfect 10 Portfolio.

No, it isn’t a collection of supermodel photos. It’s a collection of ten stocks, each of which sells for 10 times earnings.

Over many years, stocks have usually sold for about 15 times earnings. Currently, the average multiple is about 25. Stocks selling at 10 times earnings are unpopular stocks that sell at a discount to the overall market.

To illustrate my belief that the road to stock market riches is to buy unpopular stocks, not popular ones, I started my Perfect 10

336 Views    John Dorfman    2017-07-10 18:46
These companies have excelled in the last 12 months

According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.

Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN) with a market cap of $8.52 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 99.4% over the last 12 months.

Seattle Genetics is a biotechnology company. It develops and commercializes monoclonal antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease.

Its shares are trading with a price-book (P/B) ratio of 13.43. The price is 130.41% above its

244 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-02-13 20:36
Company has low Piotroski F-Score and revenue per share growth rate has been in long-term decline

Manning & Napier Inc., an investment firm headquartered in New York, sold 9,260,312 shares of SLM Corp. (SLM) for an average price of $8.98 per share in the fourth quarter.

It now owns 10,130 shares of the company. Since the transaction, SLM’s stock has soared gaining an estimated 32%.

SLM has a market cap of $5.08 billion, a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.34, an enterprise value of $5.89 billion, a price-book (P/B) ratio of 2.84 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.34.

SLM (Sallie Mae) is a private bank engaged in saving,

17 Views    Kyle Ferguson    2017-02-02 14:54
The guru also loses on Albemarle, Hertz Global, Barrick Gold, Terex

John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) sold many stocks during the third quarter. Some of them brought him some profits, but he lost on other investments. His biggest quarterly losses were 31%, 29% and 27% on E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (DANG), Inc. (SOHU) and Autohome Inc. (ATHM).

Burbank is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital LLC, the global investment firm he founded in 2000. The firm employs top-down macroeconomics to achieve risk-adjusted returns.

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc.

The guru initiated a position in this company at $9.41 per share in the second quarter and

1160 Views    Samira Meskini    2015-12-29 20:13
Fund trims stake in banking and insurance companies

Irving Kahn, along with brothers Alan and Thomas, founded Kahn Brothers (Trades, Portfolio) & Company in 1978. The firm manages a portfolio composed of 38 stocks with a total value of $540 million. The following are the most heavily weighted trades during the third quarter.

The firm reduced its stake in New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB) by 9.45% with an impact of 0.9% on the portfolio. The current stake is 9.26% of its total assets.

The stock is trading with a forward P/E ratio of 14.60 and has been as high as $19.18 and as

1243 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-12-22 21:13

During the first quarter, the “Canadian Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)” Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) sold off three of his holdings, two of which are in the education loan industry.

Watsa founded Fairfax Financial Holdings in 1985; the firm is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.

One of the firm’s main objectives is to compound mark-to-market book value by per share over the long term by 15% annually, which is done at the expense of short-term profits if necessary.

Cresud SA (CRESY)

Watsa sold out of 723,012 shares of Cresud

899 Views    Sheila Dang    2015-05-15 17:47

Schlumberger (SLM) is scheduled to reveal its first quarter results for FY2015 on April 16. The company, which competes with businesses such as Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI), Halliburton Company (HAL) and Weatherford International Plc. (WFT), is a giant in the oil services market and the seventh largest business by market cap in the energy index.

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Schlumberger reported 6% year-over-year growth in revenues to $12.6 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and a diluted non-GAAP EPS of $1.50 a share, up 11% compared to the prior-year quarter’s $1.35 a share. The company attributed the growth to record

705 Views    Business Reports    2015-04-15 18:47

Recently, Sallie Mae (SLM) spun its FFELP (Federal Family Education Loan Program) division Navient (NAVI). In this case we elected to keep Sallie Mae Bank (SLM, the parent) and we sold Navient. Our rationale for selling NAVI was that it’s strictly a US government backed loan originator/servicer and will not likely grow as fast as SLM who dominates the private student lending market. SLM offered better downside risk given its loans generate substantially wider spreads and virtually all of its loans are co-signed by the students’ parents. Further, by electing to remain invested in SLM, we should also

472 Views    Vera Yuan    2014-07-30 19:10

In the second calendar quarter of 2014, the KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund (KSCVX) climbed 3.21 percent compared to a 2.05 percent rise for the Russell 2000 Index and a 2.38 percent increase for the Russell 2000 Value Index. After a volatile first quarter of the year, equity markets gradually pushed higher for much of the second quarter. The global uncertainty that unsettled markets early in the year subsided, which allowed investors to regain focus on domestic fundamentals that overall seem to show progress. The economic surprise of the month and the quarter was the unexpectedly low final result for

653 Views    Vera Yuan    2014-07-30 18:31

The most used and referenced ratio on Wall Street is the price to earnings ratio. The P/E ratio divides the price per share by the earnings per share of a company. Earnings or net income is the profit that a company generates within a period of time. Profitability is important because profits ultimately become retained earnings on a company’s balance sheet, and this adds to shareholder’s equity. This would bring value to the shareholder and is the very basis of being a value investor. Profitability is important for any business, both private and public. I personally wouldn’t want

1185 Views    Michael Hamlett Jr    2014-06-30 22:01
107-Year Old value investor [b] [/b] [url=]Irving Kahn[/url] just reported his third quarter portfolio. He buys BP PLC, BlackBerry Ltd, New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Straight Path Communications Inc, sells SLM Corp, Seaboard Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc, Dime Community Bancshares, Inc., Flushing Financial Corp, TCF Financial Corporation, Travelers Companies, Inc., CFS Bancorp, Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kahn Brothers. [url=]Irving Kahn[/url] is another disciple of Ben Graham (he was an employee at Graham's firm). Kahn began in the investment field in 1928 ([i]imagine being able to talk
2015 Views    GuruFocus    2013-11-08 16:30
The third quarter portfolio of [url=]Irving Kahn[/url] of Kahn Brothers Group lists 43 stocks, two of them new, with a total value of $687 million and a 4% quarter over quarter turnover. As of Sept. 30, 2013, centenarian [url=]Irving Kahn[/url] made these four high-impact reductions. Here are Guru Kahn’s trade details and the latest company financials. [b]Sallie Mae (SLM): Reduced [/b] [b]Impacts Portfolio: 1.58%[/b] [b]Kahn’s Current Shares: 1,065,802[/b] As of Sept. 30, 2013, Kahn Brothers reduced its position by 29.8%, selling 452,499 shares at an average price of $24.42, for a 2.6% gain. Kahn has averaged a 105% gain on
1044 Views    Sally Jones    2013-11-07 23:22

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2017-02-02 $ 11.86 (0.17%)
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