Student Loans (Finance)
The government had been very active of late in regulating student loans and the for-profit sector. The reality is that if college degrees are not going to be given out for free like lollipops, then these education lenders have a lot of breathing room built up.
Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) was up 3.1% more at $17.58 and SLM Corp. (NASDAQ: SLM) was up 3.6% at $9.31 late on Monday. Goldman Sachs had come out very positive on SLM even ahead of the positive election surge. Navient has a market cap of $5.5 billion, and over the past five trading days the stock has gained 28%. SLM has a total market cap of $4 billion. Over the past five trading days it has gained 29%.
Materials and Aggregates (Infrastructure)
Heavy building materials and aggregates, particularly concrete, have risen massively over the past few days. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM) and Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE: VMC) were both up late on Monday as well.
Shares of Martin Marietta Materials were trading at $232.31, up 19% in the past five trading days. The market cap is $14.7 billion. Shares of Vulcan Materials were trading at $135.02, up 15% in the past five trading days. The company has a market cap of $17 billion.
Equipment and Controls (Infrastructure)
Also seen as winners are equipment and fixtures makers, from construction to rail to transports. Trinity Industries Inc. (NYSE: TRN), largely considered a rail winner, was up 1.4% at $27.20 late on Monday.
United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) was last seen up 4% at $95.05, with all its equipment rentals looking like they will be used for every form of building and infrastructure construction equipment.
Trinity has a market cap of $4 billion, and over the past five trading days the stock has gained 24%. United Rentals has a total market cap of $8 billion, and over the past five trading days the stock is 26% higher.
In 2016, President Obama and Hillary Clinton were both moving toward lower use of private sector corrections. Trump is believed to want to maintain or expand their use.
Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) was trading up 7.8% at $20.97 shortly before Monday’s closing bell. GEO Group Inc. (NYSE: GEO) was up 2.2% at $31.29.
Corrections Corp. has a market cap of $2.5 billion, and over the past five trading days the stock has gained 33%. GEO Group’s total market cap is $2.3 billion, while in the past five trading days the stock is up 30%.