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  Companies Followed
   APOL    ARC    AYI
   BCO    BGG    COCO
   CSGP    ESI    GCA
   HNI    HUBB    HURN
   ING.PA    IPSU    KNL
   NILE    OPEN    RGR
   SIG    SWHC    THQI
   TRLA    TTC    TWPG
   WPO    WWE    XOXO
   Z    ZIPR
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Recent Reports

  Z: Look at the Listings, the Zillow Ecosystem Might Not Be What You Think It Is – the Fallacies of the Bull Case

“You can observe a lot by watching” -          Yogi Berra As Zillow shares climb to levels we previously never thought possible (amazingly in the absence of any material new news) we have spent the past few weeks r.....

  ESI: In a Shock to No One PEAKS Is Finally Being Consolidated, Now ESI Attempts to Thread the Needle on Financial Responsibility

In a surprise to no one at this point, ESI disclosed in an 8-K filing yesterday that the company’s Audit Committee in concert with the SEC Office of the Chief Accountant determined that the financial statements of the PEAKS trust should hav.....

  MCRS: Closing Out Short Idea with a Loss of (-41.3%), Alpha Generation of 5.8%

Oracle is focused, focused like a laser on one goal over the next few years: becoming the number one company in Cloud computing's two most profitable segments: software-as-a-service, SaaS; and platform-as-a-service, PaaS.”

  OPEN: Closing Out OPEN Short Idea With a (-19.7%) Loss, Alpha Generation of +48.7%

It would be easy for us to simply dismiss PCLN’s proposed acquisition of OPEN for $103/share as an irrational bid and nothing more than another chilling sign of Internet bubble 2.0, but in no way would that approach improve our investment p.....

  ESI: What Is the Value of a Higher Education Company with Private Student Loan Default Rates in Excess of 75%?

Rather than give you our usual initial diatribe, we’re going to present you with some quotes from ESI management over the past few years...