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American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $44.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $48.00. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 42.12% from the company’s current price.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of American Public Education from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.40.

In other American Public Education news, CEO Wallace E. Jr. Boston sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $72,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) traded down 13.71% on Wednesday, hitting $29.71. The stock had a trading volume of 639,208 shares. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $32.51 and a 52 week high of $46.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.47 and its 200-day moving average is $36.62. The company has a market cap of $519.2 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.90.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $85.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.12 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. American Public Education’s revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that American Public Education will post $2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

American Public Education, Inc is a provider of online postsecondary education with an emphasis on serving the needs of the military and public service communities.

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