American Public Education
DeVry (NYSE: DV) was up over 16% earlier this month on better than expected quarterly earnings. The for-profit education company has seen its stock soar over 55% the last six months. Are there still opportunities for this education company to go higher? Maybe not, but I believe there is one company in the industry that could be a solid buy.
Many investors often pick their style as “value” or “growth” investors, but in doing so they separate value and growth. It was Warren Buffett who thought that growth was one of the indicators of value. Thus, growth should be one of the inputs used to calculate the intrinsic value of businesses. I myself like to look for high-return companies that have experienced decent growth over the last 5 years, but more »
Last March, Jim Cramer described the for-profit education sector as a "bad neighborhood" investors shouldn't be in. That aggregate kind of thinking is useful for index investing such as through the Bloomberg U.S. For Profit Education Companies Index. That has been at $297+, with a 52 week range of $272.57 to $571.38. No, for-profit ed isn't doing so hot.
But many other investors focus on more »