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Apollo Group (APOL- option chain) shares are rising today even though the U.S. Department of Education released an ugly study of federal loan repayment rates by former students of for-profit schools. The data shows that students at for-profit schools pay back federal loans at a 36% rate compared to 54% at public institutions. APOL, which runs the University of Phoenix, is higher today after comments from Deutsche Bank that indicate the school will expand its bachelor;s degree program. In contrast, both ITT Educational Services (ESI) and Devry (DV) are both down more than 9% so far today. If you think that the stock won't fall by too much in the coming months, then now could be a good time to look at a bullish hedged trade on APOL.
APOL opened this morning at $39.37. So far today the stock has hit a low of $39.34 and a high of $44.54. As of 12:20, APOL is trading at $41.49 up @2.53 (6.5%). The chart for APOL looks neutral and S&P gives APOL a neutral 3 STARS (out of 5) hold ranking.
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