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ACLI and NAIFA Fear New DOL Attacks on Commissions

Almost three weeks after the Department of Education stopped sharing information with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the bureau has ordered Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and its debt collector Transworld Systems to pay $21 million in fines and restitution for illegal debt collection lawsuits.

It was the agency’s second action involving questionable student loan practices in the past month.

(Related: CFPB Seeks $183M From Lender Over Corinthian College Loan Scheme)

In July the CFPB ordered Aequitas Capital Management to refund $183.3 million to 41,000 students for predatory loans they had received to attend the now defunct, for-profit Corinthian Colleges. Federal courts must rule on the proposed judgments in both cases before they can take effect.

(Related: How Student Loan Companies Are Causing More Defaults)

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Diane Alter]

    The sector took off in November when 13F filings revealed Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) bought shares in American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), and Delta.


    Chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) W Douglas Parker sold 113,706 shares of AAL on 12/28/2016 at an average price of $48.12 a share. The total sale was $5.5 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) merged with U.S. Airways, the latter company had ordered 22 dual-aisle Airbus A350 passenger jets. After the merger, American, long a top Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) customer, decided to review the order for the legacy Airbus jets and consider the newer Airbus A330neo and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP), SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Najarian also noticed very aggressive call options buying in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL). Traders bought the August 50 calls in the name. There was also a large call options activity in JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). Najarian has a long position in Delta and he bought JetBlue on Thursday.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) is currently testing a concept in 300 U.S. stores that may surprise many of its investors: a streamlined menu.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) has dropped 3.5% to $54.16 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

    Morgan Stanley (MS) has risen 1.1% to $42.95 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Keurigs plight (actually, JABs) is worsening, with the K-cup market slowing to almost no growth now, and Keurig continuing to lose own brands share. Starbucks (SBUX) echoed the notion of a K-cup market slowdown at its seminar on Wednesday (and is guiding for its [consumer packaged goods, or CPG,] growth below recent trends), but it expects to increase its share of total CPG coffee to 20% from 15%. Come early February it will be a year since the closing of the Keurig deal for JAB Holdings. The pressure on JAB is more significant if we take into account the high leverage of the deal (JAB contributed one fourth of the $12Bn price tag). It is a tough predicament. On the one hand we argue that to make that deal work, they need to buy more (own) brands either from the retail channel (that can be extended to CPG: Dunkin (DNKN)? Panera (PNRA)?), or outright buy CPG brands (like the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio, and or Tata Groups Eight OClock brand). But can/how do they fund these deals? Maybe Mars and Warren Buffett (Mars is involved in office coffee with Starbucks), private equity, and or 3G can help? While this note is not about Positive-rated Mondelez, we have mentioned before a scenario where Kraft Heinz buys Mondelez and partly funds the deal by selling its own CPG coffee business (~$3Bn we say) to JAB as well as divests the Mondelez 20% plus stakes in Keurig (North America) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Western Europe), which together at this stage are worth ~$7-8Bn. But, yes, JAB will need deep-pocket partners and generous lenders. Net, JAB needs to do something soon.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: ON Semiconductor Corporation(ON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Aggressive accounts may want to look at this smaller cap play. ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: ON) is a vendor of analog power management, analog signal conditioning, standard logic integrated circuits and discrete chips into the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial and medical applications. The company is in the midst of a transformation from a seller of commodity discrete chips into higher value added analog integrated circuits, both through organic growth and acquisitions.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taylor & Martin Group Inc (TMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has increased to $743.90 million or 10.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.44%.


  • [By Jim Cramer]

    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.70 versus $3.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.39 versus $4.70).


  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.


  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry average. The net income increased by 0.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $471.60 million to $476.10 million.


Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).

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