News headlines about Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huron Consulting Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4800748375191 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several analysts have weighed in on HURN shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.00.

Shares of Huron Consulting Group opened at $40.40 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.83, a quick ratio of 1.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market cap of $905.53 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.79, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.14. Huron Consulting Group has a 1-year low of $29.52 and a 1-year high of $44.85.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.29). The firm had revenue of $193.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $181.54 million. Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 7.60% and a negative net margin of 21.97%. Huron Consulting Group’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.55 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.21 EPS for the current year.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, CEO James H. Roth sold 17,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.94, for a total transaction of $611,450.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 233,190 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,147,658.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 2.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Huron Consulting Group Company Profile

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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