News stories about American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Public Education earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 43.5963419719659 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several brokerages recently commented on APEI. Zacks Investment Research cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, TheStreet cut American Public Education from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.
American Public Education (APEI) opened at $24.10 on Wednesday. American Public Education has a 52-week low of $17.40 and a 52-week high of $27.40. The company has a market capitalization of $386.36, a P/E ratio of 20.08, a P/E/G ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.21.
In related news, Director Barbara Kurshan sold 1,524 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.50, for a total transaction of $40,386.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $191,065. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 3,324 shares of company stock valued at $85,811 over the last three months. Insiders own 3.59% of the company’s stock.
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.
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