DeVry Education Group (NYSE:ATGE)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded DeVry Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on DeVry Education Group from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut DeVry Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price on shares of DeVry Education Group in a research note on Monday. Finally, ValuEngine cut DeVry Education Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. DeVry Education Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.67.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:ATGE) opened at $44.00 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,663.19, a P/E ratio of 16.69, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.20. DeVry Education Group has a one year low of $30.10 and a one year high of $44.71.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:ATGE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.16). DeVry Education Group had a return on equity of 10.24% and a net margin of 6.17%. The business had revenue of $421.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that DeVry Education Group will post 2.84 earnings per share for the current year.

In other DeVry Education Group news, insider Carlos Filgueiras sold 2,325 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.92, for a total value of $85,839.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 11,832 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $436,837.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of DeVry Education Group in the second quarter valued at about $229,924,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new position in DeVry Education Group during the second quarter worth about $200,183,000. Vanguard Group Inc. purchased a new position in DeVry Education Group during the second quarter worth about $184,918,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in DeVry Education Group during the second quarter worth about $128,673,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in DeVry Education Group by 11.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,347,206 shares of the company’s stock valued at $84,147,000 after buying an additional 248,335 shares in the last quarter.

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DeVry Education Group Company Profile

Adtalem Global Education Inc, formerly 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.

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