American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of American Public Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total transaction of $40,386.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) remained flat at $$26.20 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 33,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 64,605. The firm has a market cap of $426.22, a PE ratio of 21.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.26. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $27.40.

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

APEI has been the subject of several analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a report on Monday, December 4th. ValuEngine cut shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.67.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its position 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 buying an additional 910 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position 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 buying 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, Susquehanna International Group LLP purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $214,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.91% of the company’s stock.

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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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