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How to buy Huron Consulting Group stock

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Huron Consulting Group Inc is a consulting services business based in the US. Huron Consulting Group shares (HURN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Huron Consulting Group employs 3,807 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$844.1 million.

How to buy shares in Huron Consulting Group

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  3. Search for Huron Consulting Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HURN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Huron Consulting Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Huron Consulting Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Huron Consulting Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Huron Consulting Group share price

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Huron Consulting Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$37.35 - USD$61.99
50-day moving average USD$52.8321
200-day moving average USD$49.6874
Wall St. target priceUSD$65.5
PE ratio 26.9519
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.352

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Is Huron Consulting Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Huron Consulting Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Huron Consulting Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Huron Consulting Group's P/E ratio

Huron Consulting Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Huron Consulting Group shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Huron Consulting Group's PEG ratio

Huron Consulting Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5199. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Huron Consulting Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Huron Consulting Group's EBITDA

Huron Consulting Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$78.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Huron Consulting Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Huron Consulting Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$844.1 million
Operating margin TTM 6.31%
Gross profit TTM USD$251.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.08%
Return on equity TTM -4.17%
Profit margin -2.82%
Book value $25.858
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Huron Consulting Group shares

There are currently 318,731 Huron Consulting Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Huron Consulting Group's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% up from 314,483 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huron Consulting Group shares can be evaluated.

Huron Consulting Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Huron Consulting Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huron Consulting Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huron Consulting Group shares traded daily (recently around 124992.54901961). Huron Consulting Group's SIR currently stands at 2.55. In other words for every 100,000 Huron Consulting Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2550 shares are currently held short.

However Huron Consulting Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huron Consulting Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huron Consulting Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huron Consulting Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huron Consulting Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0157% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huron Consulting Group shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Huron Consulting Group.

Find out more about how you can short Huron Consulting Group stock.

Huron Consulting Group share dividends

We're not expecting Huron Consulting Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Huron Consulting Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huron Consulting Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.35 up to $61.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HURN.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Huron Consulting Group's is 0.9266. This would suggest that Huron Consulting Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Huron Consulting Group overview

Huron Consulting Group Inc., a professional services firm, provides consultancy services in the United States and internationally. Its 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, and medical groups. The company's Business Advisory segment offers cloud-based technology, analytics, restructuring, and capital advisory solutions to life science, financial, healthcare, education, energy and utilities, and industrials and manufacturing industries, as well as to public sectors. Its Education segment provides research enterprise and student lifecycle; digital, technology and analytic solutions; and organizational transformation services to public and private colleges and universities, academic medical centers, research institutes, and other not-for-profit organizations. Huron Consulting Group Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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