News articles about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9182503895158 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) traded up $0.04 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $39.09. The stock had a trading volume of 1,002,636 shares, compared to its average volume of 933,231. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,690.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.29. Booz Allen Hamilton has a twelve month low of $31.06 and a twelve month high of $40.25.
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 50.81% and a net margin of 4.68%. The company’s revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.93 EPS for the current year.
Several research firms have recently weighed in on BAH. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks started coverage on Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Friday, December 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven equities 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 stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.32.
In related news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 11,745 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.50, for a total transaction of $463,927.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Melody C. Barnes sold 1,018 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.30, for a total value of $40,007.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 153,131 shares of company stock worth $6,116,525 over the last ninety days. 3.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Booz Allen Hamilton
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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