Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday.

According to Zacks, “Huron Consulting Group Inc. is the parent company of Huron Consulting Services LLC, an independent provider of financial and operational consulting services. Huron’s experienced and credentialed professionals employ their expertise in accounting, finance, economics and operations to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations and the law firms that represent these various organizations. “

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Huron Consulting Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. SunTrust Banks restated a buy rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a report on Friday, October 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $48.00.

Shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ HURN) opened at $39.80 on Friday. Huron Consulting Group has a 1-year low of $29.52 and a 1-year high of $47.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $905.09, a P/E ratio of -6.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.10.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,631 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $329,000 after purchasing an additional 197 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 17,114 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $739,000 after purchasing an additional 220 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 31,514 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,361,000 after purchasing an additional 275 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 9.1% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 10,681 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $461,000 after purchasing an additional 888 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 53,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,290,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.10% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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