American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Stock analysts at First Analysis issued their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for American Public Education in a research report issued on Monday. First Analysis analyst C. Greendale anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.21 for the quarter.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on APEI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.

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Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) opened at 23.65 on Wednesday. American Public Education has a 12-month low of $14.75 and a 12-month high of $30.78. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $23.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.98. The company has a market capitalization of $383.91 million, a PE ratio of 20.91 and a beta of 1.18.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28. The business had revenue of $75.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $75.24 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 6.01%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in American Public Education by 17.8% in the first quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 16,283 shares of the company’s stock valued at $373,000 after buying an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in American Public Education by 20.6% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 85,553 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,959,000 after buying an additional 14,605 shares during the period. Comerica Bank increased its position in American Public Education by 4.4% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 17,823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after buying an additional 752 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in American Public Education by 5.4% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 214,558 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,913,000 after buying an additional 11,056 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in American Public Education by 8.4% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 21,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $495,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.50% of the company’s stock.

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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