Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) Director John S. Moody sold 690 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.40, for a total transaction of $40,986.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,624 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,165,665.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) traded down 0.65% during trading on Friday, reaching $58.35. 18,878 shares of the company were exchanged. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a 1-year low of $43.35 and a 1-year high of $65.03. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $61.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $59.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.47 and a beta of 0.53.
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $184.26 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.50 million. Huron Consulting Group had a net margin of 7.22% and a return on equity of 13.17%. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.14 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $3.42 EPS for the current year.
Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter worth approximately $338,000. Lucus Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter worth approximately $354,000. Genesee Valley Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter worth approximately $554,000. New York State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new position in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter worth approximately $109,000. Finally, Hartford Investment Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 113.0% in the second quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 60,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,649,000 after buying an additional 32,039 shares during the last quarter. 93.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on HURN shares. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Huron Consulting Group from $67.00 to $69.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $68.33.
Huron Consulting Group Company Profile
Huron Consulting Group Inc is a professional services firm focused on assisting clients with their business issues by delivering solutions to support their strategic objectives. The Company’s segments are Huron Healthcare, which provides advisory, consulting and technology solutions to national and regional hospitals and integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices; Huron Education and Life Sciences, which provides management consulting services and software solutions to the higher education, academic medical center, pharmaceutical and medical device, and research industries; Huron Business Advisory, which provides services to the C-suite of middle market and organizations, institutions, law firms, investment banks and private equity firms, and All Other.
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