Apollo Education (APOL) Stock Falls in After-Hours Trading Ahead of Monday's Earnings Release

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apollo Education (APOL) shares are declining 0.12% to $16.34 in after-hours trading on Friday after gaining 0.68% to $16.36 in intraday trading today.

The private education services provider is scheduled to report its third quarter earnings results on Monday after the closing bell.

Analysts are expecting the company to report earnings of 47 cents per share, a significant drop from the 76 cents per share the company earned in the year ago period.

Analysts are also expecting the company to report revenue of $698.7 million, more than $100 million short of the $800 million the company generated last year.

TheStreet has further coverage of Apollo's earnings release here.

TheStreet Ratings team rates APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC (APOL) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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