Martingale Asset Management L P raised its holdings in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 19.5% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 9,813 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $280,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of APEI. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 388.2% during the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,000 after buying an additional 1,417 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 459.2% during the fourth quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,578 shares of the company’s stock worth $73,000 after buying an additional 2,117 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth approximately $178,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 42.5% during the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,431 shares of the company’s stock worth $213,000 after buying an additional 1,917 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AXA acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the third quarter worth approximately $225,000. Institutional investors own 94.09% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 30th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub lowered American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st. TheStreet upgraded American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, March 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.75.

APEI opened at $33.00 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $547.34 million, a PE ratio of 20.37, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.72. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1 year low of $26.37 and a 1 year high of $46.15.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $76.93 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.43 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 8.90% and a net margin of 8.61%. On average, analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.69 EPS for the current year.

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American Public Education Profile

American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security.

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