American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.26 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEIGet Rating) to report earnings of $0.26 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have made estimates for American Public Education’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.15 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.45. American Public Education posted earnings per share of $0.49 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 46.9%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

On average, analysts expect that American Public Education will report full year earnings of $1.20 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.97 to $1.31. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $1.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.77. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for American Public Education.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEIGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 2nd. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $154.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $152.10 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 4.24% and a return on equity of 4.37%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. StockNews.com raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 1st. Finally, Truist Financial dropped their price objective on shares of American Public Education from $36.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 4th.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in shares of American Public Education in the first quarter valued at about $56,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in American Public Education by 113.8% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 13,686 shares of the company’s stock valued at $412,000 after purchasing an additional 7,286 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its holdings in American Public Education by 58.2% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 73,471 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,082,000 after purchasing an additional 27,021 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada grew its holdings in American Public Education by 21.6% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 6,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $188,000 after purchasing an additional 1,173 shares in the last quarter. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its holdings in American Public Education by 15.0% during the 3rd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 20,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $513,000 after purchasing an additional 2,605 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.15% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:APEI traded down $0.29 during trading on Friday, hitting $20.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,825 shares, compared to its average volume of 71,474. The company has a market capitalization of $391.45 million, a PE ratio of 20.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.60. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $21.30 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $22.29. American Public Education has a fifty-two week low of $16.97 and a fifty-two week high of $33.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 2.42 and a current ratio of 2.42.

About American Public Education (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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