Insider Selling: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) SVP Sells 500 Shares of Stock

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) SVP Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.05, for a total value of $12,525.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 8,427 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $211,096.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Thomas Beckett also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, January 19th, Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of American Public Education stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total value of $12,620.00.

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $25.35. The stock had a trading volume of 58,651 shares, compared to its average volume of 66,807. The firm has a market cap of $411.58, a P/E ratio of 21.17, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.27. American Public Education, Inc. has a 12 month low of $17.40 and a 12 month high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS 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 the consensus estimate of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.02 EPS. analysts expect that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,817,000 after buying an additional 91,767 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in American Public Education by 27.4% in 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. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in American Public Education in the 3rd quarter valued at $1,022,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in American Public Education by 4.9% in 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. raised its stake in American Public Education by 27.2% in 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. 90.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued 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 reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

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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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