Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $32.60 and last traded at $32.60, with a volume of 79,696 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $33.00.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Benchmark Co. assumed coverage on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

The stock’s market cap is $700.64 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $39.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.20.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.18. Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 15.94% and a positive return on equity of 8.83%. The business had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $191.83 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.09 EPS. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, Director James D. Edwards sold 602 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total transaction of $26,078.64. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 22,730 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $984,663.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HURN. Pacad Investment Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 80.0% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 2,700 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 81.2% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,961 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 1,327 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 18.1% in the first quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 3,823 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 585 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 72.0% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 4,006 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the second quarter valued at $177,000. 94.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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