Media coverage about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0079307185185 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Thomas Beckett Sells 500 Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Director Sells $10,280.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Public Education (APEI) Receives “Hold” Rating from BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)
APEI has been the topic of several recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, November 13th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of American Public Education from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of American Public Education from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. American Public Education currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.54% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The company’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that American Public Education will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current year.
In other American Public Education news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on 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 owns 7,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 2,824 shares of company stock worth $73,286. Insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.
American Public Education Company Profile
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.
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