American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.50.

APEI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. BidaskClub raised American Public Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, November 13th.

In related news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total transaction of $40,386.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have sold 3,324 shares of company stock valued at $85,811 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in American Public Education by 9.4% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC bought a new position in American Public Education during the second quarter valued at about $221,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in American Public Education by 41.7% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after buying an additional 2,755 shares in the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new position in American Public Education during the third quarter valued at about $214,000. Finally, Unison Advisors LLC bought a new position in American Public Education during the fourth quarter valued at about $317,000. 90.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at $26.20 on Thursday. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $27.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $409.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.83, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.21.

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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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