DeVry Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (DV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of DeVry (NYSE: DV) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 13.8% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $20.82 Thursday and opened today's trading at $23.69.

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The average volume for DeVry has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DeVry has a market cap of $1.35 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DeVry Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides educational services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates DeVry as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full DeVry Ratings Report.

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