Great West Life Assurance Co. Can maintained its stake in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,650 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.13% of American Public Education worth $510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in American Public Education by 16.2% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 910 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. acquired a new stake in American Public Education in the 1st quarter valued at $258,000. Valley National Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in American Public Education by 39.8% in the 1st quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 11,604 shares of the company’s stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 3,301 shares in the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. boosted its stake in American Public Education by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 16,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $372,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in American Public Education by 17.8% in the 1st quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 16,283 shares of the company’s stock valued at $373,000 after buying an additional 2,457 shares in the last quarter. 92.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Several analysts recently commented on APEI shares. BidaskClub lowered American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) opened at 18.75 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $304.65 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.70 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $19.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.91. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $14.75 and a 52 week high of $27.20.

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

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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