Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its position in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 16.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,524 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 910 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in American Public Education were worth $149,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in APEI. FMR LLC boosted its stake in American Public Education by 110.0% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 630,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,438,000 after buying an additional 330,285 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,123,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in American Public Education by 8.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,380,390 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,611,000 after buying an additional 103,993 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in American Public Education by 5.1% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,092,337 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,014,000 after buying an additional 53,210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC bought a new stake in American Public Education during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,231,000. 93.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) traded down 4.79% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $18.90. 51,375 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $22.32 and its 200-day moving average is $22.68. American Public Education, Inc. has a 52 week low of $14.75 and a 52 week high of $27.20. The company has a market capitalization of $307.09 million, a P/E ratio of 19.85 and a beta of 1.17.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23. The company had revenue of $72.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.40 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.41 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post $1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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APEI has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of American Public Education in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of American Public Education from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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