Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Lifted by Barrington Research
American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research raised their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of American Public Education in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.32 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.28. Barrington Research also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.31 EPS and Q3 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.18. American Public Education had a net margin of 7.06% and a return on equity of 7.69%. The business had revenue of $78.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.25 million.
Shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at $35.25 on Friday. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $35.40. The stock has a market cap of $504.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.91.
In other American Public Education news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of American Public Education stock in a transaction 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 sale, the director now directly owns 7,210 shares in the company, valued at approximately $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders sold a total of 3,724 shares of company stock worth $96,331 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of APEI. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in American Public Education by 9.4% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of American Public Education by 41.7% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,356 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 2,755 shares during the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth about $214,000. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 2nd quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 4th quarter worth about $223,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.39% of the company’s stock.
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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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