Media coverage about Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huron Consulting Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6139034815445 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several equities analysts have commented on HURN shares. 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. BidaskClub cut shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Barrington Research reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.00.

Huron Consulting Group stock opened at $38.70 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $867.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37. Huron Consulting Group has a 52 week low of $29.52 and a 52 week high of $46.85.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The business services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $205.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $189.42 million. Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 21.06% and a positive return on equity of 8.43%. research analysts forecast that Huron Consulting Group will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO James H. Roth sold 17,500 shares of the firm’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 completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 233,190 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,147,658.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 2.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Huron Consulting Group

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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