Each business day, TheStreet.com Ratings compiles a list of the top five stocks in five categories -- fast-growth, all-around value, large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap -- and publishes these lists in the Ratings section of our Web site.
This list is based on data from the close of the previous trading session. Today we focus on mid-caps. These are stocks of companies that have market capitalizations of between $500 million and $10 billion that rank near the top of all stocks rated by our proprietary quantitative model, which looks at more than 60 factors.
The stocks must also be followed by at least one financial analyst who posts estimates on the Institutional Brokers' Estimate System. They are ordered by their potential to appreciate.
Note that no provision is made for off-balance-sheet assets such as unrealized appreciation/depreciation of investments, market value of real estate or contingent liabilities that might affect book value. This could be material for some companies with large underfunded pension plans.DeVry (DV - Get Report) is an international higher education company that operates DeVry University, Ross University, Chamberlin College of Nursing and Becker Professional Review. DeVry University offers career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs in technology, business and management. Classes are offered at a number of locations, as well as through DeVry University Online. Ross University is one of the largest medical and veterinary schools in the world. The basic curriculum is taught at campuses in Dominica and St. Kitts/Nevis, while clinical rotations are carried out at teaching hospitals and veterinary schools throughout the United States. Chamberlin College of Nursing, previously known as Deaconess College of Nursing is a national nursing school, while Becker Professional Review provides professional education to clients in accounting and finance-related professions.