Headlines about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1948947009465 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) traded up 1.63% on Tuesday, hitting $18.70. 39,097 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.70 and its 200 day moving average is $21.84. American Public Education has a 12 month low of $14.75 and a 12 month high of $27.20. The stock has a market cap of $303.84 million, a PE ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 1.12.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23. The firm had revenue of $72.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The firm’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that American Public Education will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Friday, August 11th.
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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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