Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Public Education (APEI) Share Price
Headlines about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3687838573911 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Shares of American Public Education (APEI) traded down 0.48% during trading on Thursday, hitting $20.65. The stock had a trading volume of 36,581 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $19.45 and its 200 day moving average is $21.59. American Public Education has a 52-week low of $14.75 and a 52-week high of $27.20. The firm has a market cap of $335.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.69 and a beta of 1.12.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.23. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 5.18%. The firm had revenue of $72.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that American Public Education will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.
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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.
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