D Orazio & Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) by 18.7% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 977,427 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 154,091 shares during the quarter. Booz Allen Hamilton comprises 13.1% of D Orazio & Associates Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. D Orazio & Associates Inc.’s holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton were worth $37,269,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 315.2% during the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 50,722 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,934,000 after acquiring an additional 38,505 shares during the period. Cadence Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the fourth quarter worth about $1,334,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 373.0% during the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 21,768 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $830,000 after acquiring an additional 17,166 shares during the period. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 7.4% during the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 547,172 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $20,863,000 after acquiring an additional 37,496 shares during the period. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the fourth quarter worth about $1,403,000. 92.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on BAH. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Friday, December 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $47.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.32.

In other news, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Horacio Rozanski sold 35,870 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.03, for a total transaction of $1,435,876.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 182,135 shares of company stock worth $7,226,660 over the last 90 days. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (BAH) opened at $36.48 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a 1 year low of $31.06 and a 1 year high of $40.25. The firm has a market cap of $5,410.84, a PE ratio of 19.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.30.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 50.81%. 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 prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.60%.

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Booz Allen Hamilton 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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