American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Equities research analysts at First Analysis issued their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for American Public Education in a research note issued on Wednesday, March 20th. First Analysis analyst forecasts that the company will earn $0.38 per share for the quarter. First Analysis also issued estimates for American Public Education’s FY2020 earnings at $1.81 EPS.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. American Public Education had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 8.76%. The business had revenue of $76.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.43 million.

Several other research firms also recently commented on APEI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, March 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.75.

NASDAQ:APEI opened at $31.15 on Thursday. American Public Education has a one year low of $26.37 and a one year high of $46.15. The company has a market cap of $524.95 million, a P/E ratio of 19.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.72.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 388.2% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,000 after purchasing an additional 1,417 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 459.2% in the 4th quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,578 shares of the company’s stock worth $73,000 after purchasing an additional 2,117 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the 4th quarter worth approximately $135,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 374.6% in the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 5,562 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 4,390 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education in the 4th quarter worth approximately $178,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.14% of the company’s stock.

American Public Education Company 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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