American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) had its target price hoisted by BMO Capital Markets to $33.00 in a research note issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price suggests a potential downside of 0.09% from the stock’s previous close.
Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday. ValuEngine downgraded American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. BidaskClub raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.75.
APEI opened at $33.03 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $557.79 million, a PE ratio of 20.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.72. American Public Education has a 12 month low of $26.37 and a 12 month high of $46.15.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in APEI. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its position in American Public Education by 65.0% during the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 642,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,233,000 after buying an additional 253,121 shares in the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth $3,343,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 3.5% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,326,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,882,000 after purchasing an additional 78,833 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 74.6% during the third quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 173,738 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,742,000 after purchasing an additional 74,217 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 26,073.1% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 57,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,631,000 after purchasing an additional 57,100 shares during the last quarter. 94.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About American Public Education
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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