Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio Lifted Huron Consulting Group (HURN) Stake by $583,640 as Stock Price Declined; Northern Oil & Gas Common (NOG) Holder Stonehill Capital Management Upped Its Position by $2.50 Million as Shares Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio increased its stake in Huron Consulting Group (HURN) by 45.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio bought 14,591 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 46,540 shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.88M, up from 31,949 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio who had been investing in Huron Consulting Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $843.50 million market cap company. It closed at $39.25 lastly. It is down 12.86% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.41% the S&P500.

Stonehill Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Northern Oil & Gas Inc Common (NOG) by 161.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stonehill Capital Management Llc bought 1.25M shares as the company’s stock rose 5.95% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.03 million shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.15 million, up from 775,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stonehill Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Northern Oil & Gas Inc Common for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $202.96M market cap company. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $1.655. About 869,456 shares traded. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) has declined 27.35% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.90% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEMKT:NOG), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Northern Oil & Gas had 10 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 20 report. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of NOG in report on Tuesday, September 8 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Thursday, December 15.

Among 5 analysts covering Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Huron Consulting Group had 13 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, January 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, September 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by SunTrust. The rating was upgraded by William Blair on Friday, September 8 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Monday, October 26. The stock of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by Barrington Research. The company was maintained on Monday, September 21 by William Blair.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 17 investors sold HURN shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 20.25 million shares or 2.32% more from 19.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advsr Asset Mgmt Inc invested 0% in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN). The Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0% in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN). Vanguard Gp Incorporated holds 1.77 million shares or 0% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 918 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 5,447 shares. Utd Svcs Automobile Association reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN). Bancshares Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 99,535 shares. Invesco Limited owns 402,115 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0% in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN). Boston Ptnrs invested in 0.06% or 1.29M shares. Fincl Bank Of America De has 302,851 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Glenmede Trust Na invested in 3,076 shares or 0% of the stock. Parkside Finance National Bank & Trust & holds 0.01% or 464 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN). Tower Rech Cap Limited Company (Trc) invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $814,920 activity. LOCKHART H EUGENE had sold 190 shares worth $7,209. 603 shares were sold by MASSARO GEORGE, worth $22,577. $16,377 worth of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) was sold by Zumwalt Debra on Tuesday, January 2. 17,500 Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) shares with value of $611,450 were sold by Roth James H. The insider MOODY JOHN S sold $30,202.

Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio, which manages about $20.44 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fair Isaac Corp (NYSE:FICO) by 6,134 shares to 43,287 shares, valued at $6.63M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP) by 23,018 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 550,384 shares, and cut its stake in Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR).

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