Barrington Research May Have Gained Confidence in American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), Upgrades Stock

May 9, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 7 investors sold American Public Education, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 14.68 million shares or 0.09% more from 14.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Lsv Asset Mgmt reported 248,225 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) or 24,528 shares. 29,370 were accumulated by Legal & General Group Public Ltd Co. Numeric Invsts Limited owns 165,732 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 39,069 shares. The Ohio-based Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has invested 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Ameritas Ptnrs reported 1,323 shares. 29,927 were accumulated by Thrivent For Lutherans. Tci Wealth Advisors holds 0% or 41 shares. 82,131 are held by Parametric Portfolio Assoc Lc. South Dakota Invest Council owns 6,300 shares. Bankshares Of America De invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). 8,007 are held by Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Tower Research Capital Lc (Trc) has invested 0.01% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Valley Advisers Incorporated reported 0.07% stake.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $989,604 activity. The insider Panzarella Amy sold 2,000 shares worth $70,000. ANDERSEN ERIC C. sold $146,300 worth of stock or 3,500 shares. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $110,500 was sold by Halle Jean C.. Another trade for 4,000 shares valued at $157,930 was made by Boston Wallace E. Jr. on Tuesday, May 1. Beckett Thomas sold $20,550 worth of stock or 500 shares.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) Stock Upgrade

In an analyst note released on Wednesday morning, expert analysts at the equities division of Barrington Research raised their rating for shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) from a Mkt Perform to a solid Outperform. They now have a $47 PT on APEI or a 21.76 % upside from the current share price.

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. American Public Education has $42 highest and $24.0 lowest target. $39’s average target is 1.04% above currents $38.6 stock price. American Public Education had 6 analyst reports since December 4, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 20. On Thursday, March 1 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. On Monday, December 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by BMO Capital Markets.

The stock decreased 1.15% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $38.6. About 354,952 shares traded or 109.82% up from the average. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has risen 84.82% since May 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.27% the S&P500.

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus postsecondary education. The company has market cap of $633.01 million. The firm operates through two divisions, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It has a 29.92 P/E ratio. It offers 106 degree programs and 103 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.

Another recent and important American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “American Public Education’s (APEI) CEO Wallace Boston on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 09, 2018.

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