Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) Share Price

Media stories about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.344165491353 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) traded down $0.44 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $38.12. The stock had a trading volume of 559,474 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,142,075. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 1.49. Booz Allen Hamilton has a one year low of $31.06 and a one year high of $39.67. The company has a market cap of $5,628.34, a P/E ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.28.

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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The business 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%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS. equities analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.57%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Friday, December 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price target for the company. ValuEngine downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Vertical Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.95.

In related news, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.02, for a total transaction of $1,764,356.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 28,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total value of $1,027,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 104,406 shares of company stock valued at $3,871,976. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by 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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