Acadian Asset Management LLC Sells 59,737 Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

Acadian Asset Management LLC lessened its position in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 10.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 526,357 shares of the company’s stock after selling 59,737 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC owned 3.20% of American Public Education worth $14,979,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,326,232 shares of the company’s stock valued at $76,882,000 after buying an additional 78,833 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 3.7% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,379,689 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,598,000 after buying an additional 49,582 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in shares of American Public Education by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,290,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,664,000 after buying an additional 42,144 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in American Public Education by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,290,891 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,664,000 after purchasing an additional 42,144 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in American Public Education by 65.0% during the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 642,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,233,000 after purchasing an additional 253,121 shares in the last quarter. 94.34% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. TheStreet cut American Public Education from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. BidaskClub raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.25.



Shares of APEI opened at $33.33 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $527.05 million, a P/E ratio of 25.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.58. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.25 and a 52-week high of $46.15.

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American Public Education Company Profile

American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security.

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