American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) SVP Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total transaction of $12,620.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,999 shares in the company, valued at $252,374.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $25.80 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $419.71, a P/E ratio of 21.50, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.26. American Public Education, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $17.40 and a fifty-two week high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $73.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.02 earnings per share. research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

APEI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on American Public Education from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine downgraded American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. American Public Education has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its holdings in American Public Education by 9.4% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $169,000 after purchasing an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 2.2% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 46,591 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,102,000 after acquiring an additional 1,019 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings 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 acquiring an additional 1,208 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. boosted its holdings 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 acquiring an additional 1,240 shares during the period. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 7.4% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 19,505 shares of the company’s stock valued at $461,000 after acquiring an additional 1,349 shares during the period. 90.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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