DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV) Insider Eric P. Dirst Sells 3,832 Shares

DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) insider Eric P. Dirst sold 3,832 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total value of $122,624.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,434 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $461,888. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) traded up 1.318% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $32.675. 216,106 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $2.05 billion, a PE ratio of 25.688 and a beta of 1.07. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $32.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.74. DeVry Education Group Inc. has a 12 month low of $15.36 and a 12 month high of $34.48.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.12. DeVry Education Group had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The firm earned $456.35 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $459.32 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that DeVry Education Group Inc. will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on DV. Standpoint Research cut DeVry Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DeVry Education Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, February 6th. First Analysis upgraded DeVry Education Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded DeVry Education Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $24.00 to $30.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.83.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DV. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 209.1% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 242,399 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,563,000 after buying an additional 163,974 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 727.4% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 431,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,450,000 after buying an additional 379,000 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 297.1% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 380,999 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,888,000 after buying an additional 285,062 shares during the period. Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,807,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,378,000 after buying an additional 95,000 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of DeVry Education Group by 16.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,765,119 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,672,000 after buying an additional 658,025 shares during the period.

About DeVry Education Group

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. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management.

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