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9.23% to Target, Piper Jaffray Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for American Public Education (APEI) Stock; Caxton Associates LP Lowered By $10.05 Million Its Citizens Finl Group (CFG) Stake

Among 3 analysts covering American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. American Public Education has $26.5000 highest and $1900 lowest target. $24’s average target is -9.60% below currents $26.55 stock price. American Public Education had 8 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. Piper Jaffray maintained American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) rating on Monday, August 21. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $26.0 target. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 16. BMO Capital Markets maintained American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) rating on Tuesday, August 11. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $24 target. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26.5000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The stock of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 11.

Caxton Associates Lp decreased Citizens Finl Group Inc (CFG) stake by 95.7% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Caxton Associates Lp sold 287,100 shares as Citizens Finl Group Inc (CFG)’s stock declined 8.64%. The Caxton Associates Lp holds 12,900 shares with $460,000 value, down from 300,000 last quarter. Citizens Finl Group Inc now has $20.02 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $40.69. About 6.69 million shares traded or 38.73% up from the average. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 67 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Compass Point on Wednesday, July 22 with “Buy”. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 15. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 25. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by Credit Suisse. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 12 by Citigroup. On Wednesday, November 16 the stock rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 20 by Piper Jaffray. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of CFG in report on Tuesday, November 8 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, October 12. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 27 to “Sell”.

Analysts await Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) to report earnings on January, 19 before the open. They expect $0.67 EPS, up 21.82% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.55 per share. CFG’s profit will be $329.63 million for 15.18 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Citizens Financial Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.47% negative EPS growth.

Caxton Associates Lp increased Select Sector Spdr Tr (Call) (XLF) stake by 550,000 shares to 750,000 valued at $18.50 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 4,850 shares and now owns 7,350 shares. United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.30, from 1.3 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold CFG shares while 196 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. 475.38 million shares or 0.12% less from 475.94 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability Company stated it has 53,316 shares. Guardian Life Insurance Com Of America invested 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Retirement Sys Of Alabama holds 0.05% or 245,600 shares in its portfolio. Utd Automobile Association accumulated 393,445 shares. 1.44M were reported by Bank Of Montreal Can. Dana Inv holds 1.5% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 896,296 shares. Nomura owns 46,805 shares. Pointstate Cap LP stated it has 869,154 shares. 109,657 are owned by Pioneer Invest Inc. Lmr Prtn Llp has 0.19% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 86,384 shares. Srb has 0.03% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Chevy Chase reported 0.08% stake. Smith Asset Mngmt Grp Lp invested in 380 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems reported 32,472 shares. 398 are owned by Delta Asset Management Ltd Liability Company Tn.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.23, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 3 investors sold American Public Education, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 14.85 million shares or 1.64% less from 15.10 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Deutsche Bancorp Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 18,064 shares. Rbf Limited Liability reported 0.03% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). 71,464 were accumulated by Wellington Management Group Llp. Eagle Global Advsrs Lc reported 0.01% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Barclays Public Limited Company holds 0% or 17,442 shares. 27,980 are held by California State Teachers Retirement System. First Trust Advisors Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 7,140 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership stated it has 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). Mason Street Ltd owns 4,003 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability accumulated 803,108 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 40,507 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 6,601 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) or 2.00 million shares. New York-based Prelude Cap Management Ltd has invested 0.01% in American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI).

The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $26.55. About 92,223 shares traded or 35.93% up from the average. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has declined 14.10% since December 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.80% the S&P500.

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus postsecondary education. The company has market cap of $431.91 million. The firm operates through two divisions, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It has a 27.89 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.

Analysts await American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.33 EPS, down 21.43% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.42 per share. APEI’s profit will be $5.37 million for 20.11 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by American Public Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.22% EPS growth.

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