American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Shares Bought by Alambic Investment Management L.P.

Alambic Investment Management L.P. increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 23.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 60,374 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,275 shares during the period. Alambic Investment Management L.P. owned approximately 0.37% of American Public Education worth $1,512,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in American Public Education by 6.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,472,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,817,000 after buying an additional 91,767 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in American Public Education by 0.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,167,178 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,569,000 after purchasing an additional 5,462 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in American Public Education by 3.1% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 841,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,904,000 after purchasing an additional 25,700 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 27.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 803,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,994,000 after acquiring an additional 172,608 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of American Public Education by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 423,809 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,616,000 after acquiring an additional 10,563 shares during the period. 90.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) opened at $25.15 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $405.07, a PE ratio of 20.75, a PEG ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.21. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1 year low of $17.40 and a 1 year high of $27.40.

Several research firms recently commented on APEI. BidaskClub raised shares of American Public Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday. TheStreet cut shares of American Public Education from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Monday, December 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. American Public Education presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

In related news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total value of $40,386.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 7,210 shares in the company, valued at approximately $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,324 shares of company stock worth $85,811. 3.59% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About American Public Education

American Public Education, Inc provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It operates through two segments: American Public Education Segment, which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities, and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment, which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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