American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Stock analysts at First Analysis lowered their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of American Public Education in a report issued on Wednesday. First Analysis analyst C. Greendale now forecasts that the company will earn $0.99 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.03. First Analysis also issued estimates for American Public Education’s FY2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on APEI. Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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American Public Education (APEI) traded down 1.51% during trading on Friday, hitting $19.55. 9,699 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $317.65 million, a P/E ratio of 20.54 and a beta of 1.17. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $22.45 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.72. American Public Education has a 12-month low of $14.75 and a 12-month high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The business had revenue of $72.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. American Public Education’s revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 14.5% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 14,987 shares of the company’s stock valued at $354,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 3.8% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 33,351 shares of the company’s stock valued at $789,000 after buying an additional 1,208 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 7.6% in the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 17,495 shares of the company’s stock valued at $414,000 after buying an additional 1,240 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 4.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 120,865 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,858,000 after buying an additional 5,655 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 1,850 shares during the period. 93.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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