5 education stocks that may be worth studying

These companies are getting good grades in the industry.

By Benzinga Sep 13, 2013 2:12PM

 A green chalkboard with the alphabet written on it © Ocean/Corbis /CorbisBy Kyial Robinson 

Education is vital. Success is groomed by knowledge and there are a few education company stocks that are also worth the time and energy you'd like to put into becoming a successful education stockholder.

Stocks that meet you halfway, that are growing and pushing to provide beneficial supplements to their industry are the keepers. Here's some information about five stocks that are promising.

DeVry (DV) offers a diverse program catalog and holds prestige as one of the best job placement schools in the industry. Integrity isn't all that's strong at DeVry -- so are the numbers. DeVry is up 30% at $31.59, which is significantly close to its 52-week high of $34.51. 

DeVry has zero debt on record, and they are one of the top in the industry for year-over-year revenue performance. They were showcased as one of the leading companies in the for-profit education industry on Sept. 12 at the 13th Annual Back To School Education Conference.

K12 (LRN) provides grade-school education to approximately 100,700 students of virtual schools in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Up 22% since June, the stock is at $37.36 shadowing its high of $38.14. K12 also attended the Education Conference, where the panel will discuss international expansion, education technology and more. The investor conference may bring favorable attention to K12.

Capella Education (CPLA): After a decline for a handful of quarters, Capella has risen 37%. Hedge fund managers have been putting in more investment capital behind the online post-secondary education providers, bringing Capella to $57.14 -- showing a new and steady start. Kevin Gilligan, chairman and CEO, along with Steve Polacek, senior vice president and CFO, presented at the Education Conference as well.

Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) is up 12% since June, reaching $36.55. They offer post-secondary education online to 52,292 students, ranking 29th in IBD's 50 with a 95 earnings-per-share rating and an 88 relative price strength. They attended the Education Conference among more than 100 leading for-profit senior executives.

Strayer Education (STRA) Strayer Education attended the conference hoping to progressively raise their stock value. They reached their high of $41.60 on Sept. 11 and hope to go beyond that in the near future depending on a stronger economic environment, federal student loans and employment improvement.

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