American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)’s share price was down 1.1% on Monday . The company traded as low as $20.75 and last traded at $20.80, with a volume of 92,600 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.04.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. TheStreet raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $24.00 price target (down previously from $25.00) on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $334.30 million and a P/E ratio of 10.14. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.73 and its 200 day moving average is $23.99.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. The business earned $76.75 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $75.63 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that American Public Education Inc. will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

American Public Education, Inc is a provider of online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company’s segments include American Public Education Segment (APEI Segment), which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment (HCON Segment), which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

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