Apollo Education Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) shares traded down 0.1% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $8.92 and last traded at $9.03, with a volume of 513,203 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.04.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Apollo Education Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Apollo Education Group in a research note on Sunday, April 17th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Apollo Education Group in a research note on Sunday, April 10th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Apollo Education Group in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.32.

The stock’s market cap is $983.21 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $9.14 and its 200-day moving average is $8.31.

Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ:APOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.09. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.53 earnings per share. The company earned $558 million during the quarter. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Apollo Education Group Inc. will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of APOL. Globeflex Capital L P increased its position in shares of Apollo Education Group by 319.0% in the fourth quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 138,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,060,000 after buying an additional 105,200 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of Apollo Education Group by 22.2% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 144,679 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,110,000 after buying an additional 26,292 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its position in shares of Apollo Education Group by 45.8% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 147,122 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,129,000 after buying an additional 46,192 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its position in shares of Apollo Education Group by 89.2% in the fourth quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 208,383 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,598,000 after buying an additional 98,221 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP increased its position in shares of Apollo Education Group by 29.0% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 241,664 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,853,000 after buying an additional 54,345 shares during the last quarter.

Apollo Education Group, Inc is a private education provider. The Company offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and non-degree educational programs and services, online and on-campus, principally to working learners in the United States and abroad. The Company’s segments are University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Other.

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