Sterne Agee Analysts Reiterate a "Buy" Rating on American Public Education (APEI)
Friday, July 08, 2021 12:10 PM

Equities research analysts at Sterne Agee reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI) in a research note to investors on Friday.

Separately, analysts at Zacks Investment Research reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of American Public Education in a research note to investors on Thursday, May 12nd. Also, analysts at Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) cut their price target on shares of American Public Education from $43.00 to $41.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, May 11st. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock.

Shares of American Public Education traded up 0.23% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $47.87. American Public Education has a 52 week low of $23.84 and a 52 week high of $48.39. The stock's 50-day moving average is $43.19 and its 200-day moving average is $40.66. The company has a market cap of $856.0 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.50.

American Public Education last announced its quarterly results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the previous quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.45 EPS by $0.02. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.10% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that American Public Education will post $0.39 EPS next quarter.

American Public Education, Inc. is a provider of online postsecondary education focusing on the needs of the military and public service communities. It operates through two universities, American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU), which together constitute the American Public University System. The universities share a common faculty and curriculum, which includes 76 degree programs and 51 certificate programs in disciplines related to national security, military studies, intelligence, homeland security, criminal justice, technology, business administration, education and liberal arts. As of December 31, 2009, the Company served over 63,700 students living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many foreign countries. The subsidiary of the Company is American Public University System, Inc. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had approximately 210 full-time and over 770 adjunct faculties.

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