American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Investment analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of American Public Education in a research note issued on Wednesday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter. Barrington Research also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.24 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Monday, December 4th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. One investment 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 company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.67.

Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.60. 38,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 64,949. The company has a market cap of $418.90, a P/E ratio of 21.46, a P/E/G ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.26. American Public Education has a twelve month low of $17.40 and a twelve month high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for 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 for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS.

In other news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 7,210 shares in the company, valued at $191,065. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 3,024 shares of company stock worth $72,794. Insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in APEI. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its position in American Public Education by 1.0% during the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 11,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,000 after acquiring an additional 119 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its position in American Public Education by 9.4% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $169,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its position in American Public Education by 2.2% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 46,591 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,102,000 after acquiring an additional 1,019 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in American Public Education by 3.8% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 33,351 shares of the company’s stock valued at $789,000 after acquiring an additional 1,208 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in American Public Education by 7.6% during the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 17,495 shares of the company’s stock valued at $414,000 after acquiring an additional 1,240 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors 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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