American Public Education (APEI) Updates Q4 2018 Earnings Guidance

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) issued an update on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.48-0.53 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.56.

Shares of NASDAQ:APEI traded up $0.89 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.48. The stock had a trading volume of 65,583 shares, compared to its average volume of 120,147. The company has a market capitalization of $545.93 million, a P/E ratio of 26.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.54. American Public Education has a 1 year low of $19.30 and a 1 year high of $46.15.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.06. American Public Education had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 7.97%. The company had revenue of $72.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $73.14 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that American Public Education will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on APEI shares. BidaskClub upgraded American Public Education from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday. Barrington Research restated a buy rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a hold rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on American Public Education from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded American Public Education from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $42.25.

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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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