Apollo Group Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (APOL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apollo Group (Nasdaq: APOL) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $18.44, below its previous 52-week low of $18.46 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 2:01 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Apollo Group has a market cap of $2.18 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 63.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 6.1, 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Apollo Group Ratings Report.

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