Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) – Equities researchers at William Blair lowered their FY2017 earnings estimates for Huron Consulting Group in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst T. Mchugh now anticipates that the business services provider will earn $2.20 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.23. William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Huron Consulting Group’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.58 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.62 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.40 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.71 EPS.

HURN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.00.

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Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ HURN) opened at $38.30 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $866.37, a PE ratio of 19.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 0.06. Huron Consulting Group has a one year low of $29.52 and a one year high of $55.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.45.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.12). The business had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $181.27 million. Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 17.09% and a positive return on equity of 7.50%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.92 EPS.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of 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 valued at $78,580,000 after purchasing an additional 64,593 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 11.9% during 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 purchasing an additional 151,495 shares during the last quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $49,231,000. Boston Partners increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 755,853 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $25,926,000 after purchasing an additional 13,966 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 60.4% during 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 purchasing an additional 193,994 shares during the last quarter. 87.78% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN)

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