Shares of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) rose 3.3% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $18.91 and last traded at $18.83, with a volume of 315,585 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $18.23.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut DeVry Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Sunday, May 8th. Bank of America Corp. restated a “sell” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Friday, June 10th. Barrington Research cut DeVry Education Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Thursday, May 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. DeVry Education Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.89.

The company has a market cap of $1.24 billion and a PE ratio of 34.63. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $17.73 and a 200-day moving average of $19.10.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.09. The company earned $474.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $466.38 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.72 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that DeVry Education Group Inc. will post $2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 3rd were paid a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.85%.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of DV. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 73,407 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,858,000 after buying an additional 915 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 139,630 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,534,000 after buying an additional 1,155 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 118,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,989,000 after buying an additional 1,919 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 135,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,424,000 after buying an additional 625 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 22.2% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 115,447 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,922,000 after buying an additional 21,006 shares during the last quarter.

DeVry Education Group Inc (DeVry Group) is a provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s institutions offer an array of programs in business, healthcare and technology, and serve students in postsecondary education as well as accounting and finance professionals. DeVry Group operates through three segments: Business, Technology and Management, Medical and Healthcare, and International and Professional Education.

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