American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $29.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price objective points to a potential upside of 9.23% from the stock’s previous close.

APEI has been the topic of several other research reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.67.

American Public Education (APEI) opened at $26.55 on Monday. American Public Education has a 1 year low of $17.40 and a 1 year high of $27.40. The firm has a market cap of $431.91, a PE ratio of 22.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 1.26.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.54% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that American Public Education will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of American Public Education by 16.2% during the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 910 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after purchasing an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $201,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $209,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $221,000. 90.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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