Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet lowered Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine lowered Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Benchmark Co. assumed coverage on Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. They set a “hold” rating on the stock.

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

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter valued at about $13,881,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 17.7% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,485 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 524 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 194.0% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,151 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $179,000 after buying an additional 2,739 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 2.6% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,631 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $329,000 after buying an additional 197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Denver Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 20.0% in the second quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 27,863 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,204,000 after buying an additional 4,636 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.87% of the company’s stock.

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

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 positive return on equity of 8.83% and a negative net margin of 15.94%. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.09 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Huron Consulting Group will post $2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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