Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong 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 $41.83.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Jefferies Group raised Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th.
In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 11,745 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.50, for a total transaction of $463,927.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Horacio Rozanski sold 35,870 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.03, for a total value of $1,435,876.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 182,135 shares of company stock valued at $7,226,660. 3.04% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE BAH) traded down $0.07 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $38.23. The stock had a trading volume of 578,743 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,010,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,550.00, a P/E ratio of 19.91, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.29. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 12-month low of $31.06 and a 12-month high of $40.25. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14.
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 50.81% and a net margin of 4.68%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.99%. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio is 39.58%.
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About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of management and technology, consulting and engineering services to the United States and international governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. The Company’s client base includes government, commercial and international clients.
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