Today’s Stock Alert: Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.85

November 30, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Today's Stock Alert: Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.85

Sentiment for Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL)

Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) institutional sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.7 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 61 investment professionals increased and opened new stock positions, while 87 cut down and sold their stock positions in Apollo Education Group Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 74.51 million shares, down from 79.97 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Apollo Education Group Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 0 to 1 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 33 Reduced: 54 Increased: 40 New Position: 21.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. is an education provider. The company has a market cap of $1.04 billion. The Firm offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and no degree educational programs and services, online and on-campus, to working adults in the United States and abroad through University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Others. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Others.

It is down 27.86% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) to report earnings on January, 9. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, down 34.48% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.29 per share. APOL’s profit will be $20.80 million for 12.50 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by Apollo Education Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.52% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Apollo Group, Inc. has been providing higher education to working adults for over 25 years. They operate through their subsidiaries, the University of Phoenix, Inc., the Institute for Professional Development, the College for Financial Planning Institutes Corporation, Western International University, Inc., and Apollo Learning Group, Inc.”

Driehaus Capital Management Llc holds 2.11% of its portfolio in Apollo Education Group Inc for 6.47 million shares. Diversified Investment Strategies Llc owns 93,375 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alpine Associates Management Inc. has 0.65% invested in the company for 2.00 million shares. The New York-based Clark Estates Inc Ny has invested 0.46% in the stock. Gabelli Securities Inc., a New York-based fund reported 338,079 shares.#img1#

Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Apollo Education’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Apollo Education, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $8.50 while the high is $13. The stock’s average target of $9 is -5.26% below today’s ($9.5) share price. APOL was included in 5 notes of analysts from October 23, 2015. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $10 target price in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock of Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) earned “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Friday, October 23.

APOL Company Profile

Apollo Education Group, Inc., incorporated on June 30, 1981, is an education provider. The Firm offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and no degree educational programs and services, online and on-campus, to working adults in the United States and abroad through University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Others. The Company’s divisions include University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Others. The University of Phoenix includes is a private university. The Apollo Global segment includes BPP Holdings Limited (BPP), Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd (Open Colleges), Career Partner GmbH (Career Partner), Universidad Latinoamericana (ULA), Faculdade da Educacional da Lapa (FAEL), Apollo Global Chile S.A. (Apollo Global Chile), Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd. (Milpark Education) and India Education Services Private Ltd (India Education Services). The Others segment includes The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corporation (College for Financial Planning); Western International University, Inc; TIY Academy, LLC (The Iron Yard), and Apollo Professional Development.

More notable recent Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) news were published by: Wsj.com which released: “University of Phoenix Parent Apollo Education to Be Taken Private” on February 08, 2016, also Wsj.com with their article: “Apollo Global Management in Talks to Buy Apollo Education” published on January 11, 2016, Fool.com published: “Why Apollo Education Group Inc. Jumped Today” on May 02, 2016. More interesting news about Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Apollo Education Holders Approve Bid From Apollo Global” published on May 07, 2016 as well as Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “Apollo Education Loss Nearly Doubles From Year Earlier” with publication date: April 06, 2016.

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