Apollo Group (Nasdaq:APOL) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $20.96, below its previous 52-week low of $21.34 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apollo Group (Nasdaq: APOL) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $20.96, below its previous 52-week low of $21.34 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Apollo Group has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 60.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 6.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Apollo Group Ratings Report. See all 52-week low stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.