2. DeVry ( DV) sells training courses and degree programs.
The numbers: Fiscal second-quarter profit soared 69% to $72 million, or $1 a share, as revenue grew 28% to $473 million. DeVry's operating margin widened from 17% to 23%. The company boasts a liquid balance sheet, with $389 million of cash and $45 million of debt. The stock: DeVry advanced 6.7% during the past year, lagging behind major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 20, a discount to consumer services peers. The shares offer a 0.3% dividend yield.