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5 For-Profit Education Stocks With Upside

1. DeVry (DV - Get Report) provides educational services and operates as the holding company of Advanced Academics, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College and Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University and Ross University, offering programs in business, healthcare and technology. In Aug. 2011, the company acquired the business operations of privately held American University of the Caribbean.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 55% recommended a buy and 45% suggest a hold. Analysts' average 12-month price target for the stock is $48.31, about 37.6% higher than the current levels, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2012, DeVry reported total revenue of $519 million and net income of $57 million, or 83 cents of diluted earnings per share. During the quarter, total graduate course takers at DeVry University increased by 2.3% from the year-ago quarter. At DeVry Medical International, new enrollments increased 22.9% to 853, compared to 694 students on a pro forma basis in the prior-year term. At DeVry Brasil, new students increased by 29.2% during the quarter.

The company raised its quarterly cash dividend by 25% to 30 cents per share from 24 cents payable Jan. 10, 2012 to share holders of record Dec. 8, 2011. DeVry's board has authorized a seventh share repurchase program totaling $100 million through Dec. 2013.

The United States Olympic Committee has named DeVry as an official education provider for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes and training hopefuls through 2016. Carrington college has announced the opening of its new campus in Mesquite, located at 3733 West Emporium.

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