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K12, Inc. (LRN) Sell-Off 'Overdone'; Wells Fargo Upgrades to Outperform

October 11, 2013 8:45 AM EDT
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Price: $34.41 -0.43%

Rating Summary:
    8 Buy, 2 Hold, 1 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 2 | Down: 23 | New: 24
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Wells Fargo upgraded K12, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) from Market Perform to Outperform with a price target of $21-$25 (from $28-$33.) Analyst Trace A. Urdan thinks the recent sell-off is "overdone."

"We are upgrading our rating on LRN shares to Outperform from Market Perform following what we believe has been an over-reaction to the company's disappointing FY2014 guidance. We believe that the rapid deceleration in managed school enrollment is related to execution issues and not a sign of weakening demand. However, even a heavily discounted expectation of future demand suggests to us significant value in the shares. We are lowering our future expectation for enrollment growth to 6% and reducing our FY2014E EPS to $0.80 from $0.85 and FY2015E EPS to $0.89 from $1.00 in response to the company's guidance," said Urdan.

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Shares of K12, Inc. closed at $18.37 yesterday.


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