Huron Consulting Group (HURN) Receives $54.33 Average Price Target from Brokerages

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Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $54.33.

A number of analysts have recently commented on HURN shares. BidaskClub cut Huron Consulting Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. Barrington Research set a $57.00 price target on Huron Consulting Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Huron Consulting Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th.

Huron Consulting Group stock traded up $1.59 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $52.93. 3,293 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 79,379. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37. Huron Consulting Group has a one year low of $32.05 and a one year high of $57.00. The stock has a market cap of $1.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.53, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of -0.05.

In related news, CEO James H. Roth sold 17,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.28, for a total value of $897,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 207,897 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,660,958.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director James D. Edwards sold 735 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.99, for a total value of $36,742.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,636 shares in the company, valued at $1,181,563.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.08% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HURN. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $50,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in Huron Consulting Group by 22.5% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,723 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $88,000 after acquiring an additional 317 shares in the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $180,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Huron Consulting Group by 83.8% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,795 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $187,000 after acquiring an additional 4,923 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Huron Consulting Group in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $201,000. 89.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Huron Consulting Group Company Profile

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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