News coverage about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 43.7127471428893 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

APEI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on American Public Education from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at $24.90 on Monday. American Public Education has a 12 month low of $17.40 and a 12 month high of $27.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $405.07, a PE ratio of 20.75, a PEG ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.21.

In other news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold 3,324 shares of company stock worth $85,811 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.59% 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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