Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Public Education (APEI) Share Price
News headlines about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1390068557008 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
APEI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.
American Public Education (APEI) traded up 2.87% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $23.30. 33,869 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $378.23 million, a PE ratio of 20.60 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a 50-day moving average of $23.04 and a 200-day moving average of $23.02. American Public Education has a 1-year low of $14.75 and a 1-year high of $30.78.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.01% and a return on equity of 9.07%. The firm had revenue of $75.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $75.24 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that American Public Education will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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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