NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan continued to hold its position in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 15,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owned 0.07% of Huron Consulting Group worth $648,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HURN. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Huron Consulting Group by 81.2% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,961 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 1,327 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its position in Huron Consulting Group by 18.1% in the first quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 3,823 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 585 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in Huron Consulting Group by 72.0% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 4,006 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter valued at about $177,000. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new position in Huron Consulting Group during the first quarter valued at about $238,000. 92.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) opened at 33.75 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is $725.36 million. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a 1-year low of $33.45 and a 1-year high of $64.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $41.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.00.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $191.83 million. Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 15.94% and a positive return on equity of 8.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.09 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $2.23 EPS for the current year.

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HURN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Huron Consulting Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.

In related news, Director James D. Edwards sold 602 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total transaction of $26,078.64. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,730 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $984,663.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group Inc is a global professional services firm. The Company offers solutions in operations, advisory services, technology and analytics for healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. The Company’s segments include Healthcare, Education and Life Sciences, and Business Advisory.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN)

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