2. Apollo Group (APOL), which runs the University of Phoenix, has seen its stock plummet 44% this year. In the most recent quarter, the company's net income dropped 55% to $41 million, or 32 cents a share. Regulatory scrutiny into its admissions, compensation and financial-aid practices have added to the company's woes.
Outlook: Of researchers evaluating Apollo, nine rate its stock "buy", 14 rate it "hold" and one rates it "sell." A median target of $48.53 implies the stock could return 43% during the next year. Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan (JPM) are more bullish, predicting Apollo shares to appreciate 91% to $65. However, some analysts say enrollment could suffer as the economy strengthens.
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