Arizona State Retirement System Increases Position in American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

Arizona State Retirement System lifted its stake in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 6.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 25,293 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,468 shares during the quarter. Arizona State Retirement System owned 0.15% of American Public Education worth $720,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC acquired a new stake in American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth about $200,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in American Public Education by 42.5% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,431 shares of the company’s stock valued at $213,000 after buying an additional 1,917 shares during the last quarter. AXA acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $225,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $232,000. Finally, United Services Automobile Association acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $244,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.34% of the company’s stock.

APEI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 30th. TheStreet downgraded American Public Education from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.25.



Shares of NASDAQ APEI opened at $33.33 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $527.05 million, a PE ratio of 25.84, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.58. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1-year low of $25.25 and a 1-year 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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