Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, for-profit educator American Public Education (Nasdaq: APEI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Public Education's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
American Public Education facts
||Charles Town, W. Va.
||CEO Wallace Boston Jr. (since 2004)
CFO Harry Wilkins (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$119.0 million / $0
ITT Educational Services
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 271 members who have rated American Public Education believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, Clint35, helped school Fools on the bargain opportunity:
Looks pretty cheap right now. They're in a hated industry at the moment. That's probably why it's cheap. Sales growth is above 30% but the P/E is only just above 17. The PEG is 0.76. Margins are great and no debt. Once this industry recovers this one will take off.
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