Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) shares traded down 1.6% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $30.41 and last traded at $30.43, with a volume of 328,566 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $30.94.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Raymond James Financial Inc. cut shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.19.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $29.33 and its 200 day moving average price is $28.73. The company has a market capitalization of $4.53 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.77.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 18th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. The business earned $1.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.37 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. will post $1.72 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 10th were given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 8th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.96%.

In other news, major shareholder Explorer Coinvest Llc sold 13,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total transaction of $364,130,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Kevin L. Cook sold 31,992 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.16, for a total value of $932,886.72. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,754 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,217,546.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BAH. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,832,623 shares of the company’s stock worth $303,337,000 after buying an additional 735,045 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 102.2% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 1,126,602 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,528,000 after buying an additional 569,322 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 690,928 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,315,000 after buying an additional 34,883 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 767,559 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,679,000 after buying an additional 31,264 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $4,099,000.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is a management consulting company. The Company provides management consulting, technology and engineering services to the United States Government in the defense, intelligence and civil markets. It also provides management and technology consulting services to major corporations, institutions, not-for-profit organizations and international clients.

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