Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks decreased their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a note issued to investors on Monday. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now forecasts that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.47. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.52 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 50.81%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.38 EPS.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus assumed 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 objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.32.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE BAH) traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $36.52. 1,452,125 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 914,867. The company has a market cap of $5,410.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 1-year low of $31.06 and a 1-year high of $40.25.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 7.4% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,655,953 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $136,676,000 after buying an additional 250,461 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 120.4% in the third quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 2,877,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $107,583,000 after buying an additional 1,571,542 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 16.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,089,293 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $67,989,000 after buying an additional 301,926 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 7.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 988,856 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,177,000 after buying an additional 67,428 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D Orazio & Associates Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 18.7% in the fourth quarter. D Orazio & Associates Inc. now owns 977,427 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $37,269,000 after buying an additional 154,091 shares during the last quarter. 92.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In related news, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of the firm’s 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 filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Horacio Rozanski sold 35,870 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was 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. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 182,135 shares of company stock worth $7,226,660. Insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. This is an increase from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 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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