Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9794457903695 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on BAH shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Jefferies Group upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Booz Allen Hamilton currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $41.32.

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) traded up $0.40 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $38.30. The stock had a trading volume of 1,307,944 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,006,726. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 52-week low of $31.06 and a 52-week high of $40.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,403.58, a PE ratio of 20.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 50.81% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.52 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio is currently 39.79%.

In other news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 22,624 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.25, for a total value of $910,616.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Karen M. Dahut sold 14,113 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.03, for a total value of $564,943.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 182,135 shares of company stock worth $7,226,660. Insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

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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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