- APOL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $12.2 million.
- APOL has traded 230,252 shares today.
- APOL is trading at 3.84 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- APOL is trading at a new low 3.09% below yesterday's close.
'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in APOL with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for APOL NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on APOL: Apollo Education Group, Inc. provides private education services in the United States and internationally. The company offers online and on-campus undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and non-degree educational programs and services to working learners. Currently there are no analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $874.8 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.74 and a short float of 3.2% with 1.58 days to cover. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC reported lower earnings of $0.49 versus $1.92 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 42.9% in earnings ($0.28 versus $0.49).
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 56.74%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 166.66% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
- The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Diversified Consumer Services industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 79.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$33.61 million to -$60.40 million.
- APOL, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 0.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 19.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- You can view the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report.
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