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American Public Education has the Lowest PEG Ratio in the Education Services Industry (APEI, DV, LOPE, BPI, CPLA)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the lowest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

American Public Education ranks lowest with a a PEG ratio of 0.72. Following is DeVry with a a PEG ratio of 1.06. Grand Canyon Education ranks third lowest with a a PEG ratio of 1.28.

Bridgepoint Education follows with a a PEG ratio of 1.54, and Capella Education rounds out the bottom five with a a PEG ratio of 1.86.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of American Public Education on August 10th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $25.30. Since that call, shares of American Public Education have fallen 23.1%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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