Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $221,000. Voya Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.06% of American Public Education at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in American Public Education by 28.9% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 32,127 shares of the company’s stock worth $760,000 after purchasing an additional 7,206 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,817,000 after acquiring an additional 91,767 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 27.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 803,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,994,000 after acquiring an additional 172,608 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 11,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,000 after acquiring an additional 119 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 3.3% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 119,094 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,727,000 after acquiring an additional 3,838 shares during the period. 93.01% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $24.80 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $403.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.67, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.13. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1-year low of $17.40 and a 1-year high of $27.20.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.54% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.02 EPS. research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

APEI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. American Public Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.67.

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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