Shares of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) were up 3.3% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $21.49 and last traded at $21.48, with a volume of 653,464 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.80.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DeVry Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 15th. Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of DeVry Education Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Thursday, May 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.89.

The company has a market cap of $1.39 billion and a PE ratio of 38.65. The company has a 50-day moving average of $17.99 and a 200-day moving average of $18.98.

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

The business 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 of this dividend was Wednesday, June 1st.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in DV. Retirement Systems of Alabama increased 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 in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of DeVry Education Group during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,923,000. Eii Capital Management Inc. increased 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 valued at $2,626,000 after buying an additional 23,050 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 314.7% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 108,054 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,735,000 after buying an additional 82,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased 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 in 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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