Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 36.2% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 111,006 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 29,516 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $2,337,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in American Public Education by 38.9% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after acquiring an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake 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 worth $169,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in American Public Education during the second quarter worth $209,000. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in American Public Education during the second quarter worth $221,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in American Public Education by 10.8% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 13,878 shares of the company’s stock worth $328,000 after acquiring an additional 1,353 shares during the last quarter. 90.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of American Public Education stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total value of $40,386.00. Following the completion of the sale, 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 is available at this link. Insiders sold 2,324 shares of company stock valued at $60,666 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $25.25 on Friday. American Public Education, Inc. has a one year low of $17.40 and a one year high of $27.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $421.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.04, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 1.27.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 business had revenue of $73.28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

APEI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. One equities research 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 currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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