News headlines about Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huron Consulting Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.0128109699932 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Huron Consulting Group (HURN) opened at 32.55 on Tuesday. Huron Consulting Group has a 12-month low of $29.52 and a 12-month high of $62.28. The stock’s market cap is $699.56 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.31 and its 200-day moving average is $40.29.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.83 million. Huron Consulting Group had a positive return on equity of 8.83% and a negative net margin of 15.94%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.09 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group will post $2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently commented on HURN. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Benchmark Co. began coverage on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, William Blair upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.

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In related news, Director James D. Edwards sold 602 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total value of $26,078.64. Following the transaction, the director now owns 22,730 shares in the company, valued at approximately $984,663.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

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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