Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.12

News articles about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1653550033188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on BAH shares. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Friday, December 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price target 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 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Booz Allen Hamilton presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.32.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $39.29. 818,314 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 835,822. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49. The company has a market capitalization of $5,730.00, a PE ratio of 21.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.28. Booz Allen Hamilton has a one year low of $31.06 and a one year high of $39.67.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 company had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 4.52% and a return on equity of 48.30%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.31, for a total value of $1,150,142.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 11,745 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.50, for a total transaction of $463,927.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.04% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Booz Allen Hamilton

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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