StockNews.com upgraded shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI – Get Rating) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.
American Public Education Stock Down 3.3 %
Shares of APEI opened at $11.04 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 2.39 and a current ratio of 2.39. American Public Education has a one year low of $7.82 and a one year high of $24.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $208.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.11, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.69. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.55 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.80.
Institutional Trading of American Public Education
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State of Wyoming purchased a new stake in American Public Education in the 4th quarter valued at $29,000. Strs Ohio purchased a new stake in American Public Education in the 4th quarter valued at $65,000. UBS Group AG grew its holdings in American Public Education by 222.5% in the 4th quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 5,772 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,000 after buying an additional 3,982 shares in the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 1st quarter worth $108,000. Finally, Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of American Public Education during the 3rd quarter worth $119,000. 92.34% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
American Public Education Company Profile
American Public Education, Inc provides online and on-campus postsecondary education services. It operates through the following business segments: American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. The American Public Education segment reflects the operational activities of the company’s subsidiary American Public University System, Inc, other corporate activities and minority investments.
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