American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Director Sells $10,280.00 in Stock

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Director Timothy J. Landon sold 400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.70, for a total value of $10,280.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) traded down $0.65 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $25.25. The stock had a trading volume of 93,474 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,917. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1-year low of $17.40 and a 1-year high of $27.40. The firm has a market cap of $410.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.04, a PEG ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.26.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $71.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.02 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

APEI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. American Public Education has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 38.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after acquiring an additional 1,850 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its position in shares of American Public Education by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $169,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in American Public Education during the second quarter worth approximately $209,000. Susquehanna International Group LLP acquired a new position in American Public Education during the third quarter worth approximately $214,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in American Public Education during the second quarter worth approximately $221,000. 90.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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