American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.48-0.53 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.56. American Public Education also updated its Q4 2018 guidance to $0.48-0.53 EPS.
A number of research firms have weighed in on APEI. Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on American Public Education from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a hold rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Barrington Research decreased their price target on American Public Education to $40.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $42.25.
American Public Education stock opened at $34.48 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $545.93 million, a PE ratio of 26.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.54. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $19.30 and a 52 week high of $46.15.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $72.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $72.24 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 7.97%. The business’s revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that American Public Education will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current year.
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American Public Education Company Profile
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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