American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI – Get Rating) – Analysts at B. Riley reduced their Q2 2022 earnings per share estimates for American Public Education in a report released on Wednesday, May 11th. B. Riley analyst R. Sharma now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.30. B. Riley also issued estimates for American Public Education’s Q4 2022 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $1.05 EPS.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.09. American Public Education had a return on equity of 2.92% and a net margin of 3.09%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 EPS.
A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on APEI. StockNews.com lowered American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Truist Financial reduced their price objective on American Public Education from $26.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday. Barrington Research cut their target price on American Public Education from $25.00 to $20.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, March 1st.
Shares of APEI stock opened at $13.63 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $257.01 million, a P/E ratio of 17.04, a P/E/G ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 0.62. American Public Education has a twelve month low of $12.82 and a twelve month high of $30.00. The company has a quick ratio of 2.42, a current ratio of 2.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $20.99 and its 200 day simple moving average is $21.51.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of American Public Education by 4.6% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,116,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $69,334,000 after purchasing an additional 136,136 shares during the period. Redwood Capital Management LLC raised its stake in American Public Education by 93.9% during the 3rd quarter. Redwood Capital Management LLC now owns 1,507,313 shares of the company’s stock worth $38,602,000 after buying an additional 729,933 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake in American Public Education by 11.1% during the 1st quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 1,094,679 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,251,000 after buying an additional 109,360 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in American Public Education by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,018,943 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,096,000 after buying an additional 12,707 shares during the period. Finally, Royce & Associates LP raised its stake in American Public Education by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 762,245 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,190,000 after buying an additional 19,306 shares during the period. 96.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
American Public Education Company Profile (Get Rating)
American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through three segments: American Public University System, Rasmussen University, and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 130 degree programs and 111 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security.
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