South Dakota Investment Council continued to hold its stake in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,300 shares of the company’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $149,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 16.2% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 910 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted 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 worth $156,000 after buying an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education in the second quarter worth $201,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education in the first quarter worth $258,000. Finally, Valley National Advisers Inc. lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 39.8% in the first quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 11,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 3,301 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.02% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on APEI shares. BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

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Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at 19.25 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $312.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.22 and a beta of 1.12. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.25 and a 200 day moving average of $21.72. American Public Education, Inc. has a one year low of $14.75 and a one year high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 5.18%. The company had revenue of $72.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that American Public Education, Inc. will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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