Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Sells 60,903 Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lowered its holdings in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 67.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 29,455 shares of the company’s stock after selling 60,903 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owned about 0.18% of American Public Education worth $697,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in APEI. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 16.2% in 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 grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% in 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 acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $201,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the 1st quarter worth approximately $258,000. Finally, Texas Permanent School Fund grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 11,853 shares of the company’s stock worth $280,000 after purchasing an additional 119 shares during the last quarter. 92.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at 20.75 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $337.15 million, a P/E ratio of 21.80 and a beta of 1.12. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52-week low of $14.75 and a 52-week high of $27.20. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.38 and a 200 day moving average of $21.59.

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

APEI has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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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