News stories about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.9989367439436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) traded up 1.05% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $19.30. 32,672 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Public Education has a 12-month low of $14.75 and a 12-month high of $27.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $313.59 million, a PE ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 1.12. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $19.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.68.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.23. The company had revenue of $72.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $70.40 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. American Public Education’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. Analysts anticipate that American Public Education will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have issued reports on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

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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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