News articles about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3901215176609 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) traded up 1.37% on Wednesday, hitting $18.50. 55,589 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $300.59 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.43 and a beta of 1.12. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.22 and its 200-day moving average is $21.98. American Public Education has a 1-year low of $14.75 and a 1-year high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23. The company had revenue of $72.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that American Public Education will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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American Public Education Company Profile

American Public Education, Inc provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It operates through two segments: American Public Education Segment, which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities, and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment, which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

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