American Public Education (APEI) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

Press coverage about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) has been trending positive on Tuesday, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a news impact score of 0.34 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 42 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

Shares of American Public Education (APEI) traded down 1.71% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $22.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,698 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $23.31 and a 200-day moving average of $23.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $372.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.29 and a beta of 1.25. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $14.75 and a 52 week high of $30.78.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.01% and a return on equity of 9.07%. The company had revenue of $75.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $75.24 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. American Public Education’s revenue was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that American Public Education will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have weighed in on APEI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a report on Wednesday, May 10th.

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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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