Numeric Investors LLC cut its stake in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,764 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,759 shares during the period. Numeric Investors LLC owned 1.13% of American Public Education worth $4,346,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of APEI. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in American Public Education by 6.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,817,000 after purchasing an additional 91,767 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,161,716 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,475,000 after purchasing an additional 69,379 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 841,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,904,000 after purchasing an additional 25,700 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 27.4% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 803,108 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,994,000 after purchasing an additional 172,608 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 8.1% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 452,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,363,000 after purchasing an additional 33,953 shares during the last quarter. 92.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on APEI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

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American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) opened at 21.00 on Wednesday. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.75 and a 1-year high of $27.20. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $18.93 and its 200 day moving average is $21.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $341.21 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.06 and a beta of 1.12.

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

About American Public Education

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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