American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – Research analysts at First Analysis issued their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for American Public Education in a report issued on Wednesday. First Analysis analyst C. Greendale anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.27 for the quarter.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the 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 net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The business’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.41 earnings per share. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.27 Per Share, First Analysis Forecasts” was originally posted by Stock Observer and is the property of of Stock Observer. If you are viewing this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/08/12/american-public-education-inc-apei-to-post-q4-2017-earnings-of-0-27-per-share-first-analysis-forecasts.html.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on APEI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Public Education from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) opened at 18.90 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $22.32 and its 200 day moving average is $22.68. American Public Education has a 12-month low of $14.75 and a 12-month high of $27.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $307.09 million, a PE ratio of 19.85 and a beta of 1.17.
A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its position in American Public Education by 16.2% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 910 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in American Public Education by 38.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 1,850 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System purchased a new position in American Public Education during the second quarter valued at $201,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. purchased a new position in American Public Education during the first quarter valued at $258,000. Finally, Valley National Advisers Inc. raised its position in American Public Education by 39.8% in the first quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 11,604 shares of the company’s stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 3,301 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.52% of the company’s stock.
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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