Insider Selling: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) SVP Sells 500 Shares of Stock

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) SVP Thomas Beckett sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total transaction of $12,620.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $252,374.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ APEI) traded up $0.55 during trading on Friday, reaching $25.80. 49,684 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 48,926. The stock has a market cap of $419.71, a P/E ratio of 21.50, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.27. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.40 and a 52 week high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.54% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.06 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.02 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $169,000 after purchasing an additional 616 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 46,591 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,102,000 after purchasing an additional 1,019 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 33,351 shares of the company’s stock worth $789,000 after purchasing an additional 1,208 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 17,495 shares of the company’s stock worth $414,000 after purchasing an additional 1,240 shares during the period. Finally, Citigroup Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 19,505 shares of the company’s stock worth $461,000 after purchasing an additional 1,349 shares during the period. 90.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have commented on APEI shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.00.

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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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