Thomas Beckett Sells 500 Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Stock

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) SVP Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total value of $12,620.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $252,374.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) traded up $0.55 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.80. The company had a trading volume of 53,975 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,300. The stock has a market cap of $420.52, a PE ratio of 21.50, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 1.26. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $27.40.

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, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $73.28 million during 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%. American Public Education’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. equities analysts expect that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

APEI has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in American Public Education by 27.4% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 803,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,994,000 after acquiring an additional 172,608 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in American Public Education by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,817,000 after acquiring an additional 91,767 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in American Public Education during the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,022,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in American Public Education by 4.9% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 120,865 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,858,000 after acquiring an additional 5,655 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in American Public Education by 27.2% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 81,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,928,000 after acquiring an additional 17,444 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.91% of the company’s stock.

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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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