Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Grows Stake in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)

Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) by 56.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 27,954 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,100 shares during the quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC owned 0.17% of American Public Education worth $796,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of American Public Education by 2.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,380,988 shares of the company’s stock valued at $67,763,000 after acquiring an additional 54,756 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in 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 holdings in 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 holdings in 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 holdings in 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 currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms recently commented on APEI. BidaskClub upgraded American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Public Education from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, March 11th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of American Public Education to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.75.

Shares of NASDAQ APEI traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $32.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 37,376 shares, compared to its average volume of 88,692. American Public Education, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $26.37 and a fifty-two week high of $46.15. The company has a market cap of $543.32 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.17, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.70.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. American Public Education had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 8.76%. The business had revenue of $76.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.43 million. Research analysts predict that American Public Education, Inc. will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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