American Public Education, Inc. to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.59 Per Share, Barrington Research Forecasts (APEI)

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American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research issued their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of American Public Education in a report released on Monday, March 11th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.59 for the year. Barrington Research also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine lowered shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 30th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.75.

American Public Education stock opened at $33.97 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $536.58 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.17, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.72. American Public Education has a 52-week low of $26.37 and a 52-week high of $46.15.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.03. American Public Education had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 8.90%. The business had revenue of $76.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.43 million.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 4.0% in the 4th quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 10,748 shares of the company’s stock worth $306,000 after acquiring an additional 414 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 1.1% in the 4th quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 134,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,830,000 after acquiring an additional 1,404 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 388.2% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,000 after acquiring an additional 1,417 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 6.2% in the 4th quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 25,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $720,000 after acquiring an additional 1,468 shares during the period. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 19.5% in the 4th quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 9,813 shares of the company’s stock worth $280,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares during the period. 94.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About American Public Education

American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security.

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