Brokerages expect that Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Huron Consulting Group’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.78 and the lowest is $0.72. Huron Consulting Group posted earnings per share of $0.58 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 27.6%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Huron Consulting Group will report full year earnings of $2.22 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.20 to $2.25. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.43 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.35 to $2.54. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Huron Consulting Group.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HURN. BidaskClub raised Huron Consulting Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research report on Friday, October 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Huron Consulting Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.00.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HURN. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. raised its position in 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 buying an additional 776,995 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its position in Huron Consulting Group by 70.2% in the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,286,433 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $52,036,000 after buying an additional 530,580 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Huron Consulting Group in the 4th quarter valued at $9,739,000. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in 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 buying an additional 193,994 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in 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 buying an additional 151,495 shares during the last quarter. 90.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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