Analyst Ratings for DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV)

Updated: 2017-05-22

Analysts covering DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE:DV) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. DV had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 7 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for DV by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 46, implying a possible profit of 25 percent. The lowest price target was 33, which equates to a potential downside of -10.33 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.09 percent. That number becomes -2.09 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.38 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.31 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

DV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 149.96 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DV is 0.23.

In the last 52-weeks, DV has achieved a high of 40.70 and a low of 15.36. Currently the stock is 139.58 percent higher than its low, and 9.58 percent below the high. DV has a price/earnings ratio of 34.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DV value stock report compares DV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. DV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.