Media coverage about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.1123985746229 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE BAH) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $37.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 630,492 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,160,059. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,397.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a 52 week low of $31.06 and a 52 week high of $39.67.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.50 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a return on equity of 48.30% and a net margin of 4.52%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post 1.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be given a $0.17 dividend. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 13th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.83%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 37.57%.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lifted their price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued 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 a consensus target price of $39.72.

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In other Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation news, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.02, for a total value of $1,764,356.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total value of $337,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 114,407 shares of company stock worth $4,209,710. 3.04% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Company Profile

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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