American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Analysts at First Analysis issued their Q2 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of American Public Education in a note issued to investors on Monday. First Analysis analyst C. Greendale anticipates that the company will earn $0.23 per share for the quarter. First Analysis also issued estimates for American Public Education’s FY2017 earnings at $1.03 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.95 EPS.

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

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Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered 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 set a $24.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at 22.90 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $371.74 million, a PE ratio of 20.25 and a beta of 1.18. American Public Education has a 1-year low of $14.75 and a 1-year high of $30.78. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $23.11 and a 200-day moving average of $22.97.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 110.0% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 630,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,438,000 after buying an additional 330,285 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,123,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 8.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,380,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,611,000 after buying an additional 103,993 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of American Public Education by 5.1% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,092,337 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,014,000 after buying an additional 53,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,231,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.50% of the company’s stock.

About American Public Education

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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