Peddock Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 1,920 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $137,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 1.2% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 19,786 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,310,000 after purchasing an additional 234 shares during the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp lifted its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 3.8% in the third quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 6,371 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $454,000 after purchasing an additional 234 shares during the period. CWM LLC lifted its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 32.6% in the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,066 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $76,000 after purchasing an additional 262 shares during the period. Creative Planning lifted its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 1.5% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 19,238 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,366,000 after purchasing an additional 287 shares during the period. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY lifted its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 3.1% in the third quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY now owns 10,045 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $713,000 after purchasing an additional 304 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.43% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:BAH traded down $0.32 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $78.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 192,948 shares, compared to its average volume of 828,858. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a fifty-two week low of $47.27 and a fifty-two week high of $79.97. The company has a market capitalization of $10.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.77, a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 1.79. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $73.46 and its 200-day simple moving average is $71.80.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.11. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 57.89% and a net margin of 6.40%. The company had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.78 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.68 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BAH has been the subject of several research reports. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Booz Allen Hamilton from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 10th. ValuEngine cut Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Sunday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Friday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $77.22.

In other news, EVP Christopher Ling sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.00, for a total value of $1,500,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Susan L. Penfield sold 43,194 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.65, for a total value of $3,138,044.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 96,635 shares of company stock valued at $7,169,909. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting, engineering, analytics, digital, mission operations, and cyber solutions to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. The company offers consulting solutions for various domains, business strategies, human capital, and operations.

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