Shares of DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:DLHC) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus price objective of $8.25 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.13 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned DLH an industry rank of 218 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

DLHC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of DLH from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DLH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday.

In other DLH news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Saturday, August 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.25 per share, for a total transaction of $42,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 22.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in DLH in the 1st quarter worth about $59,000. James Investment Research Inc. raised its stake in DLH by 25.6% in the 2nd quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 9,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $50,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its stake in DLH by 90.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 30,939 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 14,678 shares in the last quarter. Bailard Inc. acquired a new stake in DLH in the 2nd quarter worth about $165,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in DLH by 94.6% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 51,987 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $264,000 after purchasing an additional 25,275 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.34% of the company’s stock.

Shares of DLHC stock traded up $0.22 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $4.36. 8,547 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,630. The firm has a market capitalization of $49.83 million, a P/E ratio of 10.90 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.16. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.40 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $5.40. DLH has a 52 week low of $3.66 and a 52 week high of $6.78.

DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 5th. The business services provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $38.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.80 million. DLH had a net margin of 3.98% and a return on equity of 15.30%. Analysts expect that DLH will post 0.42 EPS for the current year.

DLH Company Profile

DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans' health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.

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