DeVry Inc. (DV) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm UBS which raised DeVry from a “neutral” rating to “buy.” UBS also increased their performance outlook for DeVry and adjusted their price target from $55 to $75 dollars. UBS noted that DeVry has a sustainable business model as a reasoning for their upgraded rating on shares of DV. UBS goes on to note that the company could even sustain 5 to 10 percent revenue growth year to year over a long duration.
DV continues to make solid strides throughout 2011 trading and is nearly up 100% over the past year. DV recently set a new 52-week high of $63.58 on July 7th, 2011, and has been edging closer to it again over the past week of trading. Currently, shares have mostly trending just above the 10-day simple moving average. DV has benefited from UBS’s upgraded rating and heightened price target and opened high at the beginning of today’s normal market session but has spent most of the day on a pullback, however, if share were to close right now, it would be for a daily gain.
DeVry is slated to release their next earnings report on August 9th, 2011, and the current consensus EPS estimate is expected to be $1.04. Their last earnings report was released on April 26th, 2011, and announced EPS of $1.32 with revenue totaling $562 million which was up 11.6% year to year. DV is currently trading above its 50 & 200-day moving averages and 2011 is an up year for the company.
DeVry Inc. is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College and Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, and Ross University. The company has market capitalization of $4,300,688,280 and 68,789,000 shares outstanding. DV has a 52-week high of $63.58 with the low being $36.34 dollars.