American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Formed a Bullish Multiple Top Chart Pattern, Could Be One of The Best Performers Soon

August 10, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.66, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 5 investors sold American Public Education, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 15.10 million shares or 2.88% more from 14.68 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt holds 9,871 shares. Manufacturers Life The invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). 4,547 are held by Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. Ameritas Inv Prtn Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Arrowstreet Cap Lp holds 0% or 25,753 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Retail Bank owns 17,224 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru, New York-based fund reported 102,756 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) for 16,617 shares. Chilton Investment owns 42,125 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). 10,108 were reported by Gru Inc. Meeder Asset Mngmt accumulated 272 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Grp Limited Partnership reported 9,836 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) or 11,707 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) for 76,239 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 insider sales for $1.30 million activity. Boston Wallace E. Jr. sold $172,334 worth of stock. On Monday, July 16 the insider Landon Timothy J sold $6,675. Halle Jean C. also sold $110,500 worth of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) shares. $146,300 worth of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) was sold by ANDERSEN ERIC C.. Beckett Thomas also sold $20,550 worth of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) on Wednesday, April 25.

The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) shows a multiple tops pattern with $37.25 target or 9.00 % above today’s $34.18 share price. The 8 months chart pattern indicates low risk for the $560.44M company. It was reported on Aug, 10 by Finviz.com. If the $37.25 price target is reached, the company will be worth $50.44 million more.
Multiple tops are chart patterns with decent performance in a bull market. The failure rate is higher but the average decline is reasonable. Back-tests of such patterns show that the break even failure rate is 10%, the average rise: 19%, the throwback rate: 61% and the percentage of stocks meeting their price targets: 40%.

The stock decreased 21.35% or $9.275 during the last trading session, reaching $34.175. About 528,063 shares traded or 336.20% up from the average. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has risen 82.42% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 69.85% the S&P500.

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. American Public Education had 6 analyst reports since February 28, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, March 1 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) rating on Thursday, August 9. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $43 target. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 9 by Barrington Research.

Another recent and important American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “68 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session” on August 09, 2018.

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus postsecondary education. The company has market cap of $560.44 million. The firm operates through two divisions, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It has a 26.51 P/E ratio. It offers 106 degree programs and 103 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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