American Public Education Stock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy American Public Education stock? (NasdaqGS:APEI). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

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  • This company is solid.
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company is making money at a modest rate.
  • This company has wild ups and downs.
  • This company pays no dividend.

Inside the APEI Numbers

APEI Price
(American Public Education stock price per share)
$20.97
[?] APEI Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$40.95
[?] APEI Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $26.62
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 5% lower than other Consumer Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 5% lower than other Education & Training Services stocks
[?] Cash Yield 12.87%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 59%

This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.

Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.

As of the latest analysis, there are 239,513 shares shorted. With 16,149,756 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 150,810, it would take at least 1.588 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.

Is American Public Education Stock on Sale?

We believe that American Public Education may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, American Public Education looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy APEI Stock?

Does American Public Education have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.