Apollo Group Rises On Unusually High Volume (APOL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apollo Group (Nasdaq: APOL) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 6.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.50 (+8.8%) at $18.54 as of 10:21 a.m. ET.

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Apollo Group has a market cap of $1.91 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 5.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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 attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Apollo Group Ratings Report.

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