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Wall Street Blues

September 04, 2002 1 min read
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Here is a look at the stock performance of 12 publicly traded companies whose business interests revolve heavily around K-12 education. For the year to date, the stocks of these 12 companies overall have lost 14.6 percent of their value.

Company

Dec. 31, 2001,
closing price

Aug. 23, 2002,
closing price

Year-to-date performance

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
Child care/ early-education centers

$27.99

$29.00

+3.6%

Edison Schools Inc.
Public and charter school management

19.65

0.58

-97.0

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
Educational toys/ products

*

17.09

+31.5

Lightspan Inc.
Educational software/ Internet products

1.38

1.69

+22.5

Nobel Learning Communities Inc.
Private and charter school management

6.21

7.38

+18.8

PLATO Learning Inc.
Educational software

16.61

8.01

-51.8

Princeton Review Inc.
Test preparation/ educational services

7.65

6.55

-14.4

Renaissance Learning Inc.
Educational software/
services

30.47

18.85

-38.1

Riverdeep Group PLC
Educational software/ Internet products

16.81

16.52

-1.7

Scholastic Corp.
Educational/children’s publishing

50.33

42.47

-15.6

School Specialty Inc.
Educational supplies

22.88

23.18

+1.3

Sylvan Learning Systems Inc.
Tutoring/educational services

22.07

14.46

-34.5

Dow Jones Industrial Average

10,021.50

8,872.96

-11.5

Standard & Poor’s 500

1,148.08

940.86

-18.0

Nasdaq Composite

1,950.40

1,380.62

-29.2

*LeapFrog Enterprises had an initial public offering of $13 a share and began trading July 25, 2002,on the New York Stock Exchange.

SOURCE: Banc of America Securities Inc.

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