Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

HURN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ HURN) opened at 33.35 on Tuesday. The firm’s market capitalization is $716.76 million. Huron Consulting Group has a 12 month low of $33.15 and a 12 month high of $64.00. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $41.86 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.00.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last issued its earnings results 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. Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 8.83% and a negative net margin of 15.94%. The business had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.09 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group will post $2.23 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director James D. Edwards sold 602 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total value of $26,078.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,730 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $984,663.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 16.8% in the first quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 22,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $964,000 after buying an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 78.2% in the first quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 23,227 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $978,000 after buying an additional 10,194 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 3.5% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 35,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,507,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 48.3% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 733,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,870,000 after buying an additional 238,882 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 29.4% in the first quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,964 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $293,000 after buying an additional 1,581 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.87% of the company’s stock.

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Huron Consulting Group Company Profile

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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