American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) EVP Carol S. Gilbert sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.90, for a total value of $10,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 48,685 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,066,201.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) traded up 0.67% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $22.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 45,893 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $20.12 and its 200-day moving average is $23.98. American Public Education Inc. has a 52-week low of $13.80 and a 52-week high of $30.78. The company has a market capitalization of $360.01 million, a PE ratio of 13.37 and a beta of 1.19.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 7th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. American Public Education had a return on equity of 13.96% and a net margin of 8.44%. The company earned $73.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.41 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that American Public Education Inc. will post $1.84 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Panagora Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the third quarter worth about $107,000. Springbok Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 534.0% in the first quarter. Springbok Capital Management LLC now owns 5,573 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 4,694 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 122.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,414 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 2,427 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 18.5% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 5,125 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 98.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,185 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 2,575 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.87% of the company’s stock.

APEI has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 11th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 price objective (down previously from $25.00) on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, TheStreet lowered American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th.

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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