Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $31.38 and last traded at $31.35, with a volume of 436,050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.17.

BAH has been the subject of several research reports. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.41.

The stock has a market capitalization of $4.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.10. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $29.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.73.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 18th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.41. The firm had revenue of $1.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.37 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.’s revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. will post $1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Investors of record on Friday, June 10th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 8th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%.

In other news, 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 completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 41,754 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,217,546.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Explorer Coinvest Llc sold 13,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total transaction of $364,130,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,623,000. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $4,099,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 38.5% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 397,087 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,250,000 after buying an additional 110,313 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 83,351 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,571,000 after buying an additional 7,085 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake 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 during the period.

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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