Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.75.

BAH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, May 18th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Friday, May 18th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $47.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 8th.

In other news, EVP Susan L. Penfield sold 28,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $1,268,810.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph Logue sold 72,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.22, for a total value of $3,255,840.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 294,025 shares of company stock valued at $13,763,890. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bray Capital Advisors bought a new position in Booz Allen Hamilton during the 1st quarter worth $108,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter valued at $144,000. Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter valued at $208,000. Welch & Forbes LLC bought a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter valued at $212,000. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter valued at $213,000. 94.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:BAH traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $52.12. The company had a trading volume of 78,816 shares, compared to its average volume of 682,780. Booz Allen Hamilton has a fifty-two week low of $34.30 and a fifty-two week high of $52.45. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.00, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.12.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The business services provider reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.14. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 57.00% and a net margin of 5.21%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 2.5 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 13th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.46%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.81%.

Booz Allen Hamilton Company Profile

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting, engineering, analytics, digital, mission operations, and cyber solutions to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. The company offers consulting solutions for various domains, business strategies, human capital, and operations.

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