Ownership Action Alert: Institutional Investor’s Pro-Devry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) Sentiment In Q2 2016

December 1, 2016 - By Ellis Scott   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action Alert: Institutional Investor's Pro Devry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) Sentiment In  Q2 2016

Sentiment for Devry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV)

Devry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.42 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.17, from 1.59 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 110 investment professionals started new or increased positions, while 69 trimmed and sold holdings in Devry Education Group Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 63.98 million shares, down from 65.24 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Devry Education Group Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 3 to 3 for the same number . Sold All: 20 Reduced: 49 Increased: 72 New Position: 38.

DeVry Education Group Inc. is a global well-known provider of educational services. The company has a market cap of $1.87 billion. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. It has a 116.32 P/E ratio. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law.

The stock increased 1.29% or $0.38 during the last trading session, hitting $29.85. DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) has risen 70.38% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.45% the S&P500.

Analysts await DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 4.41% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.68 per share. DV’s profit will be $44.48M for 10.51 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by DeVry Education Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 57.78% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “DeVry Education Group Inc. is a provider of educational services. The company operates various institutions that offer various degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management, as well as online secondary education to school districts and medical education. DeVry Education Group Inc., formerly known as DeVry Inc., is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.”

International Value Advisers Llc holds 6.46% of its portfolio in DeVry Education Group Inc for 12.22 million shares. Newtyn Management Llc owns 1.38 million shares or 4.72% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Breithorn Capital Management has 3.21% invested in the company for 235,290 shares. The Iowa-based Pecaut & Co. has invested 2.84% in the stock. Westport Asset Management Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 167,994 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 24 insider sales for $3.31 million net activity.

DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 43% of DeVry’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating DeVry, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17 while the high is $38. The stock’s average target of $25.50 is -14.57% below today’s ($29.85) share price. DV was included in 18 notes of analysts from August 19, 2015. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of DV in a report on Wednesday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. Standpoint Research upgraded DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) on Monday, August 24 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Compass Point on Friday, February 5. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $17 target price in Thursday, June 2 report. Barrington Research upgraded the shares of DV in a report on Wednesday, September 14 to “Outperform” rating. Barrington Research upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $35 target price in Monday, September 21 report. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The stock of DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. Bank of America downgraded the shares of DV in a report on Wednesday, April 20 to “Underperform” rating.

DV Company Profile

DeVry Education Group Inc. (DeVry Group), incorporated on August 3, 1987, is a global well-known 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 Firm operates in three divisions: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management.

More recent DeVry Education Group Inc (NYSE:DV) news were published by: Washingtonpost.com which released: “For-profit college company DeVry Education Group replaces CEO” on May 24, 2016. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “DeVry Education Group Reaches Analyst Target Price” on August 22, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Cooper Tire & Rubber, Churchill Downs and DeVry …” with publication date: November 28, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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