American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) SVP Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total value of $12,620.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $252,374.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ APEI) traded up $0.55 during trading on Friday, hitting $25.80. The company had a trading volume of 49,684 shares, compared to its average volume of 48,926. The company has a market capitalization of $410.76, a P/E ratio of 21.50, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.27. American Public Education, Inc. has a one year low of $17.40 and a one year high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $73.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 6.54%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.02 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have weighed in on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine downgraded American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet upgraded American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a report on Monday, December 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in American Public Education by 6.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,817,000 after purchasing an additional 91,767 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in American Public Education by 0.5% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,167,178 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,569,000 after purchasing an additional 5,462 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in American Public Education by 3.1% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 841,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,904,000 after purchasing an additional 25,700 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its stake in American Public Education by 27.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 803,108 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,994,000 after purchasing an additional 172,608 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in American Public Education by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 423,809 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,616,000 after purchasing an additional 10,563 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.91% of the company’s stock.

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About American Public Education

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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