Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)?

October 12, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 3 investors sold American Public Education, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 14.85 million shares or 1.64% less from 15.10 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Brandywine Global Inv Mngmt Lc accumulated 8,802 shares. Advisers Limited Liability Corporation reported 36,041 shares. Fincl Bank Of America De reported 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Aqr Cap Ltd Co stated it has 446,451 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Euclidean Techs Ltd Liability Company owns 89,425 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership holds 129,517 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cornerstone Mngmt Holdg Lc holds 82,505 shares. Meeder Asset invested in 85 shares. Invesco Limited owns 0% invested in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) for 50,154 shares. Gp invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 16,283 shares. Ameriprise Fin reported 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Citigroup Incorporated invested in 19,505 shares. California State Teachers Retirement accumulated 27,980 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 43,685 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $26,636 activity. The insider Beckett Thomas sold $7,296.

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. American Public Education had 6 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 11 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 10. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Piper Jaffray. Below is a list of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) latest ratings and price target changes.

21/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $26.0 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0000 Maintain
20/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $26.5000 Maintain

About 5,604 shares traded. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has declined 14.10% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.80% the S&P500.

American Public Education, Inc. provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The company has market cap of $341.22 million. The Firm provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc. and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It has a 22.05 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: 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.

More recent American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces an Investigation of American …” on August 09, 2017. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Securities Claims …” on August 09, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “American Public Education (APEI) Meets Q2 Earnings Estimates” with publication date: August 10, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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