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What: Shares of for-profit college Education Management
So what: Earnings per share for Education Management -- which is still majority owned by Goldman Sachs
Now what: Like shares of other for-profit educators, Education Management's stock is trading at a bargain-like multiple -- currently, just over seven times expected fiscal 2011 earnings. That rock-bottom multiple isn't without cause, though. The entire sector has a cloud of uncertainty hanging over it as the government has been cracking down on the colleges' use of federal aid programs. Elsewhere in the industry today, Apollo Group
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