BidaskClub upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday, BidAskClub reports.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. Barrington Research reissued a buy rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Benchmark reissued a buy rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $56.00) on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks boosted their price objective on shares of Huron Consulting Group to $60.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Huron Consulting Group currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $57.75.

NASDAQ:HURN opened at $49.23 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. Huron Consulting Group has a 12 month low of $39.30 and a 12 month high of $57.00. The company has a market capitalization of $1.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of -0.04.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.07. Huron Consulting Group had a net margin of 2.27% and a return on equity of 9.44%. The business had revenue of $204.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $199.92 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.19 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.38 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO James H. Roth sold 17,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $824,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 207,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,783,612. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.86% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HURN. Investors Research Corp bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 1st quarter worth $47,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 4th quarter worth $50,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 55.4% in the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,427 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $67,000 after buying an additional 509 shares during the period. One Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 1st quarter worth $84,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 22.5% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,723 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $88,000 after buying an additional 317 shares during the period. 88.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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 excellence, 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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