SLM Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling the News

SLM Corporation (NYSE:SLM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations. Shares are down after hours.

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SLM Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income decreased -49.71% to $257 million (55 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $511 million in the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: SLM Corporation reported adjusted net income of 55 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.53.