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DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) SVP Gregory S. Davis sold 1,578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.69, for a total transaction of $67,364.82. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,040 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $513,988. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Friday, August 22nd. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $50.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of DeVry Education Group from $48.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.88.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) traded up 0.65% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $43.03. 456,722 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. DeVry Education Group has a 52 week low of $29.95 and a 52 week high of $47.73. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.7 and its 200-day moving average is $41.96. The company has a market cap of $2.741 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.66.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 previous year, the company posted $0.54 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that DeVry Education Group will post $2.80 earnings per share 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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