Nisa Investment Advisors LLC continued to hold its stake in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Huron Consulting Group were worth $125,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HURN. Boston Partners increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 48.3% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 733,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $30,870,000 after buying an additional 238,882 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Huron Consulting Group during the first quarter valued at about $4,423,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 8.9% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,274,091 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $53,639,000 after buying an additional 104,133 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new stake in Huron Consulting Group during the first quarter valued at about $2,178,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group by 175.9% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 69,583 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,929,000 after buying an additional 44,365 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.15% of the company’s stock.
Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) traded down 1.769% during trading on Thursday, hitting $31.925. The company had a trading volume of 54,976 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $686.13 million. Huron Consulting Group Inc. has a one year low of $31.90 and a one year high of $64.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.90 and a 200-day moving average of $42.03.
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.83 million. Huron Consulting Group had a negative net margin of 15.94% and a positive return on equity of 8.83%. Huron Consulting Group’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.09 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Huron Consulting Group Inc. will post $2.22 EPS for the current year.
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HURN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. ValuEngine downgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. TheStreet downgraded Huron Consulting Group from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on Huron Consulting Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. They set a “hold” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Huron Consulting Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.
In other news, Director James D. Edwards sold 602 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total value of $26,078.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,730 shares in the company, valued at approximately $984,663.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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