3. DeVry ( DV) sells training courses and degree programs.
The numbers: Fiscal first-quarter net income increased 57% to $55 million, or 76 cents a share, as revenue grew 42% to $431 million. DeVry's gross margin remained steady at 57%, and its operating margin rose from 15% to 18%. A quick ratio of 0.9 indicates less-than-ideal liquidity. A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.1 demonstrates modest leverage. The stock: DeVry has fallen 5% this year, trailing major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 21, on par with the market and education peers. The shares have a 0.4% dividend yield.