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.

DV was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 46, implying a possible profit of 25 percent. The minimum price target given was 33, implying a possible loss of -10.33 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.31 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DV has a PEG ratio of 0.23.

DV has a 52-week high of 40.70 and a 52-week low of 15.36. Currently the stock is 139.58 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 9.58 percent. DV has a P/E 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 market cap of DV is $2.3 billion. DV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.