Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) Director James D. Edwards sold 603 shares of Huron Consulting Group stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.89, for a total transaction of $21,038.67. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN) traded up 0.57% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $35.35. The company had a trading volume of 21,841 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is $759.74 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $32.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.24. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a 12 month low of $29.53 and a 12 month high of $59.55.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by ($0.18). Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 15.94% and a positive return on equity of 8.83%. The business had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $191.83 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.09 EPS. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $2.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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HURN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet cut Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, William Blair upgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HURN. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 2.9% during the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 6,040 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 171 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake 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 worth $329,000 after buying an additional 197 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 0.6% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 31,239 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,315,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 1.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 17,114 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $739,000 after buying an additional 220 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake 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 worth $151,000 after buying an additional 524 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.49% 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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