American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) Given New $21.00 Price Target at Truist Financial

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEIGet Rating) had its price objective decreased by research analysts at Truist Financial from $26.00 to $21.00 in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. Truist Financial’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 52.73% from the company’s previous close.

APEI has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 1st. Barrington Research lowered their target price on American Public Education from $25.00 to $20.00 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st.

Shares of APEI stock opened at $13.75 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.42, a current ratio of 2.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $21.25 and its 200-day simple moving average is $21.69. American Public Education has a 12 month low of $13.61 and a 12 month high of $30.00. The firm has a market cap of $259.27 million, a PE ratio of 13.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.62.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEIGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.09. American Public Education had a net margin of 4.24% and a return on equity of 4.37%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that American Public Education will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Denali Advisors LLC bought a new position in American Public Education in the 4th quarter worth $56,000. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in American Public Education in the 1st quarter valued at about $56,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new stake in American Public Education during the 4th quarter worth approximately $134,000. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC bought a new stake in American Public Education during the 4th quarter valued at $173,000. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 9.5% in the 3rd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 7,234 shares of the company’s stock worth $185,000 after buying an additional 627 shares during the last quarter. 96.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other 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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