Could American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Increase Even More? The Stock Formed Multiple Top Pattern

July 14, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.66, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It improved, 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.
State Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 517 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company holds 0% or 40,204 shares. Trexquant Lp holds 9,136 shares. Moreover, Hillsdale Mngmt Inc has 0.2% invested in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) for 33,700 shares. Pnc Fincl Svcs Grp Incorporated reported 5,164 shares stake. Prudential Fin accumulated 73,672 shares. 200,625 are owned by Bank Of New York Mellon. Swiss Comml Bank holds 27,500 shares. Euclidean Tech Limited Liability owns 47,034 shares for 1.99% of their portfolio. Chilton Invest Limited invested in 0.07% or 42,125 shares. Smith Asset L P holds 9,836 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky, a Kentucky-based fund reported 5,700 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt holds 3,896 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Communications New York holds 5,562 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 16,617 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since January 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $1.32 million activity. Landon Timothy J sold 150 shares worth $6,383. Beckett Thomas had sold 500 shares worth $12,620 on Monday, January 15. $70,000 worth of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) was sold by Panzarella Amy on Monday, March 5. 2,500 shares were sold by Halle Jean C., worth $110,500 on Tuesday, March 20. ANDERSEN ERIC C. had sold 3,500 shares worth $146,300.

The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) shows a multiple tops pattern with $46.33 target or 4.00 % above today’s $44.55 share price. The 5 months chart pattern indicates low risk for the $730.58 million company. It was reported on Jul, 14 by If the $46.33 price target is reached, the company will be worth $29.22M 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 0.22% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $44.55. About 37,421 shares traded. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has risen 82.42% since July 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 69.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) to report earnings on August, 8 after the close. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 43.48 % or $0.10 from last year’s $0.23 per share. APEI’s profit will be $5.41 million for 33.75 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by American Public Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.71 % negative EPS growth.

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 has $42 highest and $24.0 lowest target. $39’s average target is -12.46% below currents $44.55 stock price. American Public Education had 6 analyst reports since January 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Wednesday, May 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Barrington Research to “Outperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) rating on Tuesday, March 20. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $42 target. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, March 1 with “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, March 1 with “Hold”.

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus postsecondary education. The company has market cap of $730.58 million. The firm operates through two divisions, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It has a 34.56 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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