Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 74,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.19, for a total transaction of $4,990,806.01. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

BAH stock opened at $68.82 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.52, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.44. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a twelve month low of $43.24 and a twelve month high of $68.91. The company has a market capitalization of $9.54 billion, a PE ratio of 24.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.94. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $65.48.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 28th. The business services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 6.24% and a return on equity of 60.67%. The business had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 3.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th were given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.33%.

BAH has been the topic of several research reports. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $40.00 price target on shares of Greif and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 28th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of in a research report on Wednesday, May 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Meili from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $4.20 in a research report on Monday, June 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $60.40.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BAH. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 70.6% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 362,389 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $21,069,000 after purchasing an additional 149,939 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 9.1% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,481,657 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $66,778,000 after purchasing an additional 123,410 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 13.0% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 17,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $793,000 after purchasing an additional 2,027 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,116,793 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $50,335,000 after purchasing an additional 76,187 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 22.7% in the first quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 14,820 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $862,000 after purchasing an additional 2,740 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.51% of the company’s stock.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

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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