Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Huron Consulting Group Inc. is the parent company of Huron Consulting Services LLC, an independent provider of financial and operational consulting services. Huron’s experienced and credentialed professionals employ their expertise in accounting, finance, economics and operations to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations and the law firms that represent these various organizations. “

HURN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. William Blair upgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. TheStreet lowered Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold”.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ HURN) opened at 36.20 on Monday. Huron Consulting Group has a 52 week low of $29.52 and a 52 week high of $57.70. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.95. The stock’s market cap is $778.01 million.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $191.83 million. Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 8.83% and a negative net margin of 15.94%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.09 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Huron Consulting Group will post $2.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 2.9% during the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 6,040 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 171 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 2.6% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,631 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $329,000 after buying an additional 197 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 0.6% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 31,239 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,315,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 1.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 17,114 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $739,000 after buying an additional 220 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 17.7% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,485 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 524 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.49% of the company’s stock.

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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