Hilton Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) by 5.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 189,772 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,269 shares during the period. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. accounts for 1.5% of Hilton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest position. Hilton Capital Management LLC owned 0.13% of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. worth $5,999,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. State Street Corp increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 5.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,412,624 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,772,000 after buying an additional 67,476 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 5.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 679,783 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,583,000 after buying an additional 35,789 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 3.7% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,768,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,545,000 after buying an additional 62,906 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. by 94.4% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 31,276 shares of the company’s stock worth $947,000 after buying an additional 15,186 shares during the period. Finally, Natixis acquired a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. during the first quarter worth about $430,000. Institutional investors own 91.75% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH)

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) traded up 1.37% during trading on Monday, hitting $35.60. 588,185 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. has a 52-week low of $25.03 and a 52-week high of $35.81. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $31.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.22. The company has a market cap of $5.31 billion, a PE ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 1.06.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.38 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. had a return on equity of 59.18% and a net margin of 5.48%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. Analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This is a boost from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 8th. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 30.00%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on BAH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reiterated 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. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.50.

In related news, insider Joseph Logue sold 43,777 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 27th. The stock was 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 can be accessed through this link. 3.76% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

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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