BidaskClub cut shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

Several other research firms have also commented on HURN. Zacks Investment Research raised Huron Consulting Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, October 4th. Barrington Research set a $57.00 price objective on Huron Consulting Group and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, Benchmark reissued a buy rating and issued a $54.00 price objective (up from $52.00) on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $55.75.

NASDAQ:HURN opened at $51.63 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37. Huron Consulting Group has a 12 month low of $32.05 and a 12 month high of $57.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of -0.17.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 30th. The business services provider reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.05. Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 8.93% and a negative net margin of 2.23%. The company had revenue of $198.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $187.49 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, Director James D. Edwards sold 735 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total value of $36,169.35. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,371 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,199,296.91. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the third quarter valued at about $201,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the third quarter valued at about $217,000. Man Group plc acquired a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the third quarter valued at about $218,000. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 50.2% during the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 5,244 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 1,752 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter valued at about $343,000. Institutional investors own 89.22% of the company’s stock.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group Inc, a professional services firm, provides advisory, technology, and analytic solutions in the United States and internationally. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services in the areas of strategy, care transformation, financial and operational performance, technology and analytics, and leadership development to national and regional hospitals, integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and medical groups.

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