BMO Capital Reiterates a Hold Rating on American Public Education

By Jason Carr

In a report released yesterday, Jeffrey Silber from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI). The company’s shares closed yesterday at $20.10.

According to, Silber is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.0% and a 66.7% success rate. Silber covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Education Management Corp., Capella Education Company, and Cross Country Healthcare.

American Public Education has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $24.

American Public Education’s market cap is currently $323M and has a P/E ratio of 9.76. The company has a book value ratio of 1.2665.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 50 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock. Most recently, in May 2016, Carol Gilbert, the EVP, Programs and Marketing of APEI sold 1,000 shares for a total of $25,590.

American Public Education, Inc. engages in the provision of online and on-campus postsecondary education. It operates through the American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing segments. The American Public Education segment reflects its operational activities, other corporate activities, and minority investments. The Hondros College of Nursing segment concerns health science and technology focused programs. The company was founded by James P. Etter in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, WV.