Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio Has $419,000 Stake in American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 83.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,717 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,694 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $419,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of APEI. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in American Public Education by 6.4% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 212,385 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,020,000 after buying an additional 12,843 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P raised its stake in American Public Education by 32.2% during the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 8,213 shares of the company’s stock worth $272,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in American Public Education by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,326,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,882,000 after buying an additional 78,833 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in American Public Education by 3.7% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,379,689 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,598,000 after buying an additional 49,582 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in American Public Education by 68.5% during the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $357,000 after buying an additional 4,390 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.18% of the company’s stock.

American Public Education stock opened at $34.17 on Wednesday. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $26.37 and a 52 week high of $46.15. The stock has a market cap of $542.04 million, a P/E ratio of 21.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.70.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.03. American Public Education had a return on equity of 8.76% and a net margin of 8.61%. The business had revenue of $76.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.43 million. On average, analysts forecast that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on APEI. TheStreet upgraded American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, March 11th. BidaskClub upgraded American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 23rd. ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.75.

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About American Public Education

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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