Media headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5584196678047 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) opened at 36.77 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $5.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 1.31. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a 52 week low of $29.55 and a 52 week high of $39.67. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $34.19 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.24.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a return on equity of 48.35% and a net margin of 4.50%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.46 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post $1.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.85%. This is an increase from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.86%.

BAH has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective (down previously from $46.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (down previously from $43.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.35.

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In other Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation news, Director Peter J. Clare purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $32.30 per share, for a total transaction of $323,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Horacio Rozanski sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $1,080,300.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 76,001 shares of company stock worth $2,642,754 in the last quarter. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation

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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