Press coverage about Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huron Consulting Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.626978935696 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HURN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 3rd. Barrington Research upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Huron Consulting Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.00.

HURN traded up $0.35 during trading on Friday, hitting $48.20. 62,678 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 69,329. Huron Consulting Group has a twelve month low of $32.05 and a twelve month high of $50.40. The company has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.40, a P/E/G ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 1.54.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.02). Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 2.79% and a positive return on equity of 8.02%. The firm had revenue of $197.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $185.73 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, CEO James H. Roth sold 17,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total transaction of $856,975.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 215,397 shares in the company, valued at $10,547,991.09. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Huron Consulting Group Company Profile

Huron Consulting Group, Inc engages in the provision of operational and financial consulting services. It operates through the following business segments: Healthcare, Education, Business Advisory, and All Other. The Healthcare segment provides advisory services in the areas of organizational and resource alignment; clinical transformation; financial and operational performance; patient and caregiver engagement; and technology implementation and optimization.

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