Media headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9827853331637 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $38.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 480,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 840,902. The stock has a market cap of $5,570.00, a PE ratio of 20.77, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.28. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 52-week low of $31.06 and a 52-week high of $39.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 48.30% and a net margin of 4.52%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 13th. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.78%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $46.00 target price for the company. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.95.

In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, insider Horacio Rozanski sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $1,080,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.31, for a total value of $1,150,142.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 134,428 shares of company stock valued at $5,022,119. 3.04% of the stock is owned by company 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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