Once the darlings of Wall Street, for-profit education companies have seen their market value plunge to the lowest level in 52 weeks, leaving investors to wonder if the industry would be able to survive in its current form. An index of nine for-profit education companies, the S&P 1500 Education Services Index is down nearly 30 percent for the year.
The market looks set to break out. But there are still nagging doubts that could create a summer of uncertainty.
Intuit's stock slid Wednesday despite the financial software firm's better-than-expected quarterly results the previous night.
Shares of Express fell about 10 percent Wednesday after reporting disappointing quarterly result and lower full-year guidance.
Apple's stock rose about 1.5 percent, putting it on track to do something it hasn't done in over a month.
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