Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for American Public Education (APEI)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI):

  • 8/8/2019 – American Public Education was downgraded by analysts at Barrington Research from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • 8/8/2019 – American Public Education was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/1/2019 – American Public Education was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/31/2019 – American Public Education was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/11/2019 – American Public Education was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/26/2019 – American Public Education was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.

NASDAQ:APEI traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $26.38. 6,172 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 101,689. American Public Education, Inc. has a 12-month low of $24.44 and a 12-month high of $37.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 5.69 and a quick ratio of 5.69. The company has a market cap of $430.56 million, a PE ratio of 16.28, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.84.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.98% and a return on equity of 7.79%. The company had revenue of $70.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. American Public Education’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that American Public Education, Inc. will post 0.83 EPS for the current year.



Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of APEI. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of American Public Education in the first quarter worth $41,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education in the first quarter worth $49,000. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of American Public Education in the first quarter worth $56,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of American Public Education by 275.5% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,403 shares of the company’s stock worth $72,000 after acquiring an additional 1,763 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of American Public Education by 131.4% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 2,044 shares during the period. 93.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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