American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a hold rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a hold rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Public Education from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Public Education presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $24.00.

Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $24.55 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $399.38, a P/E ratio of 20.46, a PEG ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.13. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. analysts anticipate that American Public Education will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 16.2% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 910 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after purchasing an additional 1,850 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the second quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the second quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the second quarter valued at approximately $221,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.52% of the company’s stock.

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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