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Research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) to $49.00 in a report released on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 20.72% from the stock’s previous close.

Separately, analysts at Compass Point cut their price target on shares of DeVry Education Group from $44.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. DeVry Education Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.00.

Shares of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) opened at 40.59 on Friday. DeVry Education Group has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $47.73. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.20 and its 200-day moving average is $41.20. The company has a market cap of $2.577 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.04. DeVry Education Group also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 232 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 427% compared to the average volume of 44 put options.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $485.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.54 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that DeVry Education Group will post $2.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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