Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN) Shares Bought by Oxford Asset Management

Oxford Asset Management increased its position in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) by 203.5% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 14,692 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,851 shares during the period. Oxford Asset Management’s holdings in Huron Consulting Group were worth $619,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 29.4% in the first quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,964 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $293,000 after buying an additional 1,581 shares in the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 27.3% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 10,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $457,000 after buying an additional 2,330 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 46.0% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 10,212 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $517,000 after buying an additional 3,217 shares in the last quarter. Airain ltd boosted its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 186.6% in the first quarter. Airain ltd now owns 13,244 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $558,000 after buying an additional 8,623 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new stake in Huron Consulting Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $613,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.36% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN)

Shares of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) opened at 43.20 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $43.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.22. The stock has a market cap of $917.52 million, a PE ratio of 25.12 and a beta of 0.16. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a 12-month low of $39.15 and a 12-month high of $65.00.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last issued its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.01. Huron Consulting Group had a return on equity of 10.43% and a net margin of 4.58%. The company had revenue of $188.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.10 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.62 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $2.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine cut Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Barrington Research cut Huron Consulting Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Avondale Partners upgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 24th. Finally, Benchmark Co. started coverage on Huron Consulting Group in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Huron Consulting Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.00.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, COO C. Mark Hussey sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.60, for a total value of $99,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 42,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,699,156.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

About Huron Consulting Group

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NASDAQ:HURN”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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