Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Affect DeVry Education Group (DV) Share Price

Headlines about DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DeVry Education Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.43 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 86 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s rankings:

Several brokerages have weighed in on DV. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DeVry Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.71.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) traded down 0.28% on Friday, reaching $35.80. 447,507 shares of the company were exchanged. DeVry Education Group has a 52 week low of $15.36 and a 52 week high of $36.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.14 and a beta of 1.07. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $34.11 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.50.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.12. DeVry Education Group had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The firm earned $456.35 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $459.32 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that DeVry Education Group will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Lisa W. Wardell acquired 3,100 shares of DeVry Education Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.88 per share, for a total transaction of $80,228.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 114,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,965,796.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Robert A. Paul sold 1,835 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.56, for a total transaction of $59,747.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 24,499 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $797,687.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.61% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About DeVry Education Group

DeVry Education Group Inc (DeVry Group) is a global provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management.

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