K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN): K12 (NYSE:LRN) After Wells Fargo analyst Trace Urdan downgraded their stock from Outperform to Market Perform, K12 Inc.’s shares are falling. One of the company’s schools, Colorado Virtual Academy, is performing poorly, Urdan wrote. In fact, the school’s weak results have become a problem for the school district in which they are currently a part of. In lieu of this, the academy has tried to transfer their charter to “a quasi-state agency.” However, the institution’s staff recommended that Colorado Virtual Academy’s transfer application be denied. While Urdan doesn’t expect the school to stop operating, he believes that they may be forced to adopt changes which would decrease their margins. Although the school only generates about 3% of K12’s margins, the problems it is facing raises troubling issues about the company, the analyst believes. In early trading, K12 fell $1.95, or 9.54%, to $18.50. Their shares closed at $16.61, down $3.84 or 18.78% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $17.07 to $28.83.
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Microstrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR): Donald Hunt is no longer the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Operations of MicroStrategy Inc. His role ended on November 9. Bob Watts, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, has assumed responsibility for the functions previously performed by him. Their shares closed at $87.12, down $4.66 or 5.08% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $91.00 to $160.00.