American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) insider Wallace E. Jr. Boston sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.80, for a total transaction of $408,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 395,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,116,040.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Shares of American Public Education stock traded up $0.15 on Tuesday, hitting $43.15. 77,628 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 143,614. The stock has a market capitalization of $694.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.87, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.66. American Public Education, Inc. has a one year low of $17.40 and a one year high of $45.75.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $78.09 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $76.25 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 7.06% and a return on equity of 7.59%. research analysts forecast that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
APEI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 5th. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of American Public Education from $27.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.67.
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About American Public Education
American Public Education, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 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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