Geode Capital Management LLC Has $5.71 Million Position in American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 5.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 200,653 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,411 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 1.22% of American Public Education worth $5,709,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 2.4% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,380,988 shares of the company’s stock worth $67,763,000 after purchasing an additional 54,756 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 3.7% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,379,689 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,598,000 after purchasing an additional 49,582 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 3.4% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,290,891 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,664,000 after purchasing an additional 42,144 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 3.4% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,290,891 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,664,000 after purchasing an additional 42,144 shares during the period. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of American Public Education by 65.0% during the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 642,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,233,000 after purchasing an additional 253,121 shares during the period. 93.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NASDAQ:APEI opened at $33.40 on Friday. American Public Education, Inc. has a 1 year low of $26.37 and a 1 year high of $46.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $553.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.70.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 firm had revenue of $76.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.43 million. Equities research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on APEI. BidaskClub raised American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 22nd. ValuEngine cut American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, TheStreet raised American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, March 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Public Education has an average 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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