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Shares of Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ:APOL) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.89.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on APOL shares. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Apollo Education Group in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. They now have a $37.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $38.00. Separately, analysts at Compass Point raised their price target on shares of Apollo Education Group from $30.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Apollo Education Group from $28.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ:APOL) opened at 26.67 on Thursday. Apollo Education Group has a one year low of $18.10 and a one year high of $35.92. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $29.24 and a 200-day moving average of $30.3. The company has a market cap of $2.926 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.28.

Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ:APOL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, June 25th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $799.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $794.43 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Apollo Education Group will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Apollo Education Group, Inc offers educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

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