Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) – Analysts at William Blair boosted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. William Blair analyst T. Mchugh now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.48 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.40. William Blair also issued estimates for Booz Allen Hamilton’s FY2018 earnings at $1.94 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.59 EPS.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 50.81% and a net margin of 4.68%. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.52 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Friday, December 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 target price for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.32.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE BAH) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.15. The company had a trading volume of 453,475 shares, compared to its average volume of 866,818. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14. Booz Allen Hamilton has a one year low of $31.06 and a one year high of $40.25. The company has a market capitalization of $5,212.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.53, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.30.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 13.1% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,497 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 4th quarter valued at $126,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 8.2% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,603 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 347 shares during the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter valued at $206,000. Finally, Camelot Portfolios LLC acquired a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 4th quarter valued at $220,000. Institutional investors own 92.70% of the company’s stock.

In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.31, for a total value of $1,150,142.82. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.03, for a total transaction of $1,857,632.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 182,135 shares of company stock worth $7,226,660. 3.04% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be issued a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.60%.

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Booz Allen Hamilton 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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