Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) shares fell 1.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $63.25 and last traded at $63.37, with a volume of 68,456 shares. The stock had previously closed at $64.25.

Several research firms recently issued reports on HURN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Barrington Research increased their price target on shares of Huron Consulting Group from $65.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on shares of Huron Consulting Group from $63.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.32 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $60.54 and a 200-day moving average of $57.16.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $180.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $174.41 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $3.34 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director John S. Moody sold 441 shares of Huron Consulting Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.83, for a total transaction of $26,826.03. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 20,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,250,908.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. Eagle Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 96.0% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 585,984 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,640,000 after buying an additional 286,951 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 18,327 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,089,000 after buying an additional 172 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 42,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,551,000 after buying an additional 752 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 37,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,223,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 30.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 23,514 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,303,000 after buying an additional 5,425 shares during the last quarter.

Huron Consulting Group Inc is a professional services firm focused on assisting clients with their business issues by delivering solutions to support their strategic objectives. The Company’s segments are Huron Healthcare, which provides advisory, consulting and technology solutions to national and regional hospitals and integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices; Huron Education and Life Sciences, which provides management consulting services and software solutions to the higher education, academic medical center, pharmaceutical and medical device, and research industries; Huron Business Advisory, which provides services to the C-suite of middle market and organizations, institutions, law firms, investment banks and private equity firms, and All Other, which consists of any line of business not managed by its other operating segments.

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