$0.38 EPS Expected for Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURNGet Rating) to announce earnings per share of $0.38 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Huron Consulting Group’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.53 and the lowest is $0.30. Huron Consulting Group posted earnings per share of $0.35 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 8.6%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Huron Consulting Group will report full year earnings of $3.04 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.92 to $3.10. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $3.52 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.49 to $3.55. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Huron Consulting Group.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURNGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 24th. The business services provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $248.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $235.85 million. Huron Consulting Group had a net margin of 6.80% and a return on equity of 10.41%. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.45 EPS.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, February 28th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. TheStreet lowered shares of Huron Consulting Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 22nd. Finally, Barrington Research lifted their price target on shares of Huron Consulting Group from $67.00 to $72.00 in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th.

Shares of NASDAQ:HURN traded up $0.46 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.74. The company had a trading volume of 155,412 shares, compared to its average volume of 132,275. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $47.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.36. The company has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 1.26. Huron Consulting Group has a one year low of $42.66 and a one year high of $59.09.

In other Huron Consulting Group news, CEO James H. Roth sold 4,661 shares of Huron Consulting Group stock in a transaction on Monday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.60, for a total transaction of $203,219.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO C. Mark Hussey sold 6,144 shares of Huron Consulting Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.58, for a total transaction of $298,475.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 27,105 shares of company stock valued at $1,255,126. 2.02% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HURN. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in Huron Consulting Group by 2,042.2% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 50,514 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,627,000 after acquiring an additional 48,156 shares during the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 115.4% during the 3rd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 72,569 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,773,000 after purchasing an additional 38,884 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group during the 3rd quarter worth $348,000. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC raised its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 312,111 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,231,000 after purchasing an additional 6,384 shares during the period. Finally, Horrell Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 52.0% during the 3rd quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. now owns 98,807 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $5,138,000 after purchasing an additional 33,807 shares during the period. 89.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Huron Consulting Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Huron Consulting Group Inc, a professional services firm, provides consultancy services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Healthcare, Business Advisory, and Education. The Healthcare segment provides advisory services in the areas of financial and operational improvement, care transformation, and revenue cycle managed services; organizational transformation; and digital, technology and analytic solutions to national and regional hospitals, integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, medical groups, and health plans.

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