Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Jefferies Group in a research note issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $37.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 10.28% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on BAH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. in a report on Sunday, July 31st. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.39.

Analyst Recommendations for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH)

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) opened at 33.55 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.74 and a beta of 1.06. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.92 and a 200-day moving average of $29.89. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. has a 52-week low of $25.03 and a 52-week high of $33.83.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. had a net margin of 5.48% and a return on equity of 59.18%. The firm earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.38 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. will post $1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 8th. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 30.00%.

In related news, insider Joseph Logue sold 43,777 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.59, for a total value of $1,382,915.43. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 3.76% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 13.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,868,692 shares of the company’s stock worth $351,787,000 after buying an additional 1,432,859 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 18.7% in the second quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 7,741,497 shares of the company’s stock worth $229,458,000 after buying an additional 1,222,049 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 8.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,987,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,482,000 after buying an additional 471,033 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 22.7% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 4,241,502 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,718,000 after buying an additional 785,165 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 9.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 4,235,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,885,000 after buying an additional 381,609 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.60% of the company’s stock.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 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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