The Shuman Law Firm today announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Strayer Education, Inc. ("Strayer" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:STRA) during the period between November 1, 2007 and August 13, 2010, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business and financial results. Specifically, defendants failed to disclose that: (i) the Company had engaged in improper and deceptive recruiting and financial aid lending practices and, due to the government’s scrutiny into the for-profit education sector, the Company would be unable to continue these practices in the future; (ii) the Company failed to maintain proper internal controls; (iii) many of the Company’s programs were in jeopardy of losing their eligibility for federal financial aid; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements regarding the Company’s financial performance and expected earnings were false and misleading and lacked a reasonable basis when made.
On August 13, 2010, after the market closed, the U.S. Department of Education released data on federal student-loan repayment rates at the nation’s colleges and universities. The data showed that repayment rates were 54% at public colleges and 56% at private non-profit institutions, compared to just 36% at for-profit colleges. Specifically, the data showed that the repayment rates at Strayer were just 25%. On this news, the price of Strayer stock dropped 18.37%, or $36.75 per share, from a closing price of $200.01 per share on August 13, 2010 to a closing price of $163.26 per share on August 16, 2010, the following trading day, on a 482% increase in trading volume.