American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Equities researchers at Barrington Research reduced their FY2016 earnings estimates for American Public Education in a research report issued on Thursday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now expects that the firm will earn $1.83 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.90. Barrington Research also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.43 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $1.47 EPS.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on APEI. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of American Public Education in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. TheStreet cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 price objective (down from $25.00) on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th.

Earnings History and Estimates for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at 22.55 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $19.80 and a 200-day moving average price of $24.00. American Public Education has a 12 month low of $13.80 and a 12 month high of $30.79. The company has a market cap of $362.42 million, a PE ratio of 13.45 and a beta of 1.19.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 7th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. American Public Education had a return on equity of 14.11% and a net margin of 8.44%. The company had revenue of $73.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.39 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.41 earnings per share. American Public Education’s revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the third quarter valued at about $730,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 116.9% in the third quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 11,118 shares of the company’s stock valued at $220,000 after buying an additional 5,993 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 2.9% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 116,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,318,000 after buying an additional 3,292 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 1.4% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 224,358 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,445,000 after buying an additional 3,101 shares during the period. Finally, Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the third quarter valued at about $203,000. 93.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About American Public Education

American Public Education, Inc is a provider of online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company’s segments include American Public Education Segment (APEI Segment), which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment (HCON Segment), which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

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