Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) Sets New 52-Week High and Low at $41.03

Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg (NYSE:BAH) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $41.03 and last traded at $40.95, with a volume of 358527 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.90.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on BAH shares. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, April 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, Citigroup upped their price objective on Booz Allen Hamilton from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Five 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 stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $41.85.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 1.49. The stock has a market cap of $5,933.06, a P/E ratio of 23.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.26.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 50.81% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.52 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Hldg will post 1.94 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 22,624 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.25, for a total transaction of $910,616.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Ralph W. Shrader sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.22, for a total value of $1,146,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 296,580 shares of company stock worth $11,633,224 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BAH. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 3,184.4% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 631,557 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $24,081,000 after buying an additional 612,328 shares during the last quarter. Channing Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 21.9% during the 4th quarter. Channing Capital Management LLC now owns 2,260,744 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $86,208,000 after purchasing an additional 406,171 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 61.4% during the 4th quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 965,963 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $36,832,000 after purchasing an additional 367,413 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton during the 4th quarter worth about $10,615,000. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 3.0% during the 4th quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. now owns 5,616,624 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $214,162,000 after purchasing an additional 165,979 shares in the last quarter. 93.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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