News coverage about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.0637434000088 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE BAH) opened at 33.26 on Friday. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a one year low of $29.55 and a one year high of $39.67. The company has a market cap of $4.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.08 and a beta of 1.31. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.39 and a 200-day moving average of $35.36.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 48.35%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.46 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post $1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This is an increase from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.86%.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC cut shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Wells Fargo & Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price target (down from $43.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation cut shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.35.

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In related news, CAO Joseph W. Mahaffee sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $1,950,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 24,140 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.51, for a total transaction of $929,631.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 239,140 shares of company stock worth $9,225,081. 3.04% of the stock is owned by 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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