American Public Education Downgraded to “Hold” at TheStreet (APEI)
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) traded down 0.59% on Tuesday, hitting $30.18. 23,413 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Public Education has a one year low of $29.16 and a one year high of $46.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $32.41 and its 200-day moving average is $35.11. The company has a market cap of $520.7 million and a P/E ratio of 13.37.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that American Public Education will post $2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a $31.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $48.00. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.40.
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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