Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, William Blair raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 8th.

Shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) opened at $40.30 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $891.81, a PE ratio of -6.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Huron Consulting Group has a 1 year low of $29.52 and a 1 year high of $47.65.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by ($0.12). Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 7.50% and a negative net margin of 17.09%. The company had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $181.27 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HURN. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. raised its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 68.2% in the 3rd quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. now owns 1,916,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $65,740,000 after acquiring an additional 776,995 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 60.4% in the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 515,311 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $17,675,000 after acquiring an additional 193,994 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,425,586 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $61,585,000 after acquiring an additional 151,495 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,818,993 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $78,580,000 after buying an additional 64,593 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp raised its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 10.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 447,219 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $19,322,000 after buying an additional 42,269 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.59% of the company’s stock.

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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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