American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Receives $38.00 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $38.00.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on APEI. BidaskClub upgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 23rd. ValuEngine lowered American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. TheStreet upgraded American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, March 11th. Finally, Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. United Services Automobile Association bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 4th quarter valued at about $203,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 64.3% during the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 10,995 shares of the company’s stock valued at $331,000 after purchasing an additional 4,303 shares during the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 120.0% during the 4th quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 27,978 shares of the company’s stock valued at $796,000 after purchasing an additional 15,263 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 90.7% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 10,815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $326,000 after purchasing an additional 5,144 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in American Public Education by 20.3% during the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 47,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,361,000 after acquiring an additional 8,068 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.86% of the company’s stock.

Shares of APEI opened at $29.18 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $484.10 million, a P/E ratio of 18.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 5.88 and a current ratio of 5.88. American Public Education has a 52-week low of $26.37 and a 52-week high of $46.15.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $73.44 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.51 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 8.38% and a net margin of 7.45%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. As a group, research analysts expect that American Public Education will post 1.36 EPS for the current year.

American Public Education Company Profile

American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security.

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