Zacks: DLH Holdings Corp (DLHC) Given Average Rating of “Strong Buy” by Analysts

DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:DLHC) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $8.25 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned DLH an industry rank of 116 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research firms have weighed in on DLHC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of DLH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.25 target price on shares of DLH in a report on Tuesday, August 28th.

NASDAQ:DLHC opened at $5.90 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $69.61 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.85 and a beta of 0.30. DLH has a 1-year low of $5.00 and a 1-year high of $6.83.

DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The business services provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03. DLH had a net margin of 0.85% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The firm had revenue of $36.13 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.00 million. equities research analysts predict that DLH will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other DLH news, insider Kevin Wilson sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 305,006 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,525,030. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 25.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in DLH stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:DLHC) by 38.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 41,093 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,459 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.35% of DLH worth $240,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 57.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

DLH Company Profile

DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans' health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.

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