Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.20

News stories about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4904199630611 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) opened at 37.61 on Wednesday. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a 1-year low of $29.67 and a 1-year high of $39.67. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $36.19 and its 200-day moving average is $35.36. The company has a market capitalization of $5.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.58 and a beta of 1.30.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The business services provider reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.06. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 48.35%. The company had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.46 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post $1.92 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BAH shares. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target (down from $46.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Vertical Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 9th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.50.

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In related news, Director Peter J. Clare purchased 10,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $32.30 per share, for a total transaction of $323,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Ian Fujiyama purchased 15,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $33.26 per share, for a total transaction of $498,900.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 150,407 shares of company stock worth $5,434,430. 3.04% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation 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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