Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its position in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 16.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,524 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 910 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $149,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 7.5% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 376,155 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,234,000 after buying an additional 26,149 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth about $1,231,000. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth about $3,123,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 21.4% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 30,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $738,000 after buying an additional 5,297 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of American Public Education by 8.4% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 21,650 shares of the company’s stock worth $495,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) traded down 4.79% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.90. 51,375 shares of the stock were exchanged. American Public Education, Inc. has a one year low of $14.75 and a one year high of $27.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $22.32 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.68. The stock has a market cap of $307.09 million, a P/E ratio of 19.85 and a beta of 1.17.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The company had revenue of $72.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. American Public Education’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that American Public Education, Inc. will post $1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

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APEI has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

American Public Education Company Profile

American Public Education, Inc provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It operates through two segments: American Public Education Segment, which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities, and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment, which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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