8,488 Shares in American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Acquired by Arizona State Retirement System

Arizona State Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 8,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000. Arizona State Retirement System owned 0.05% of American Public Education as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in American Public Education by 27.2% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 81,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,928,000 after buying an additional 17,444 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. grew its position in American Public Education by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $461,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund grew its position in American Public Education by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 11,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,000 after acquiring an additional 119 shares during the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in American Public Education in the 2nd quarter valued at $964,000. Finally, Strs Ohio grew its position in American Public Education by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 29,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $690,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.02% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have commented on APEI shares. BidaskClub downgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Friday, August 11th.

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American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) opened at 18.70 on Wednesday. American Public Education, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.75 and a 12 month high of $27.20. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $19.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.84. The company has a market cap of $303.84 million, a P/E ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 1.12.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 5.18%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.

American Public Education 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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