DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) rose 3.3% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $21.49 and last traded at $21.48, with a volume of 653,464 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.80.

Several brokerages have weighed in on DV. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DeVry Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Sunday, May 8th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Sunday, May 8th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Barrington Research lowered shares of DeVry Education Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. DeVry Education Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.89.

The stock has a market cap of $1.34 billion and a PE ratio of 37.22. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $17.83 and its 200 day moving average is $18.94.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last announced its 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. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.72 EPS. The firm earned $474.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $466.38 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that DeVry Education Group Inc. will post $2.38 EPS for the current year.

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

Other hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted 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 worth $2,922,000 after buying an additional 21,006 shares during the last quarter. 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 worth $1,858,000 after buying an additional 915 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of DeVry Education Group during the fourth quarter worth about $1,923,000. Eii Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 28.6% in the fourth quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. now owns 103,750 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,626,000 after buying an additional 23,050 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted 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 worth $2,989,000 after buying an additional 1,919 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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