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Investment analysts at Compass Point raised their price target on shares of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) from $34.00 to $44.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday, Analyst Ratings Net reports. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Compass Point’s price target points to a potential downside of 1.81% from the company’s current price.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) traded up 0.34% on Monday, hitting $44.81. 720,841 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. DeVry Education Group has a 52-week low of $27.34 and a 52-week high of $47.73. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.18 and its 200-day moving average is $37.74. The company has a market cap of $2.844 billion and a P/E ratio of 45.16.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $496.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $493.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.90 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that DeVry Education Group will post $2.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded shares of DeVry Education Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 25th. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $34.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Monday, March 10th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Thursday, February 6th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. DeVry Education Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.90.

In other DeVry Education Group news, Director Ronald L. Taylor sold 2,500 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.00, for a total transaction of $112,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

DeVry Education Group Inc , formerly DeVry Inc, is a provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College and Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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