Media coverage about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6380384525947 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

APEI has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.67.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at $24.80 on Friday. American Public Education has a 1 year low of $17.40 and a 1 year high of $27.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $403.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.67, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.13.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The company had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that American Public Education will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

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American Public Education Company Profile

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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