American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Equities researchers at Barrington Research boosted their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for American Public Education in a report issued on Wednesday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $1.10 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.03. Barrington Research also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.11 EPS.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on APEI. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

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Shares of American Public Education (APEI) opened at $24.55 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $399.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.13. American Public Education has a 12-month low of $17.40 and a 12-month high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.02 EPS.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of APEI. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 115,210 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,638,000 after acquiring an additional 1,692 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 236.1% during the 1st quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 63,587 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,456,000 after acquiring an additional 44,670 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 1st quarter valued at about $258,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 123,896 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,837,000 after acquiring an additional 5,137 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 110.0% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 630,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,438,000 after acquiring an additional 330,285 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.52% of the company’s stock.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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