Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Affect DeVry Education Group (DV) Share Price

News coverage about DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) has trended positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DeVry Education Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 86 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One’s scoring:

Shares of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) traded down 0.28% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $35.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 447,507 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $34.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.50. DeVry Education Group has a 12 month low of $15.36 and a 12 month high of $36.15. The company has a market cap of $2.25 billion, a PE ratio of 28.14 and a beta of 1.07.

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.12. The business earned $456.35 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $459.32 million. DeVry Education Group had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.68 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that DeVry Education Group will post $2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

DV has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of DeVry Education Group in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered DeVry Education Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.71.

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In related news, insider Lisa W. Wardell bought 3,100 shares of DeVry Education Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $25.88 per share, with a total value of $80,228.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 114,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,965,796.24. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Robert A. Paul sold 1,835 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.56, for a total transaction of $59,747.60. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 24,499 shares in the company, valued at $797,687.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.61% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

DeVry Education Group Company Profile

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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