Why Huron Consulting's Shares Jumped

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What: Shares of Huron Consulting  jumped as much as 26% in early trading before settling in at a 9% gain after reporting earnings.

So what: Revenue jumped 17.8% in the second quarter to $170.4 million and net income was up 143% to $15.8 million. Adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share was $0.75, which came in well ahead of the $0.61 per share analysts expected.  

Now what: Management said health and education solutions have driven results as clients have been put under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality. They also raised guidance for the full year to $670 million-$690 million of revenue and non-GAAP earnings of $2.55 to $2.70 per share. That's within Wall Street's expectations and shows strong momentum across the business, which should help push the stock higher.

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