Headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5465923082729 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com)
- Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (BAH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Booz Allen Hamilton : Deadline to apply for 2018 Military Child of the Year Awards is Dec. 4 (4-traders.com)
- Karen Dahut, Christopher Ling, Kristine Martin Anderson to Take New Leadership Roles at Booz Allen (govconwire.com)
- Booz Allen Hamilton : Invites Girls to Invent, Innovate at THE IMAGINE IT BOOK Launch (4-traders.com)
Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $38.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 870,009 shares, compared to its average volume of 867,641. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 52 week low of $31.06 and a 52 week high of $39.67. The company has a market capitalization of $5,641.47, a PE ratio of 21.03, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.28.
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 48.30% and a net margin of 4.52%. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.91 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s payout ratio is presently 37.57%.
BAH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Booz Allen Hamilton presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.95.
In other news, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.02, for a total transaction of $1,764,356.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 28,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total value of $1,027,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 104,406 shares of company stock worth $3,871,976 over the last three months. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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