Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Public Education (APEI) Share Price
News articles about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 43.1267794129727 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
APEI has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Monday, December 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.
American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $25.35 on Friday. American Public Education has a one year low of $17.40 and a one year high of $27.40. The stock has a market cap of $411.58, a P/E ratio of 21.13, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.27.
In related news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total value of $40,386.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,210 shares in the company, valued at approximately $191,065. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 3,324 shares of company stock valued at $85,811 in the last 90 days. 3.59% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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