American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a report released on Monday. They currently have a $29.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price objective points to a potential upside of 9.23% from the stock’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Friday, August 11th. ValuEngine lowered American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.67.

American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $26.55 on Monday. American Public Education has a one year low of $17.40 and a one year high of $27.40. The company has a market capitalization of $431.91, a PE ratio of 22.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 1.26.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The company’s revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.02 earnings per share. research analysts expect that American Public Education will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in APEI. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 16.2% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 910 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after purchasing an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the second quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the second quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new position in shares of American Public Education during the third quarter valued at approximately $214,000. 90.91% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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