Headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) opened at 33.83 on Monday. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a one year low of $29.55 and a one year high of $39.67. The stock has a market cap of $5.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.32 and a beta of 1.32. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $36.48 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.92.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 22nd. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.48 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a net margin of 4.35% and a return on equity of 49.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post $1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, June 10th were paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 7th. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 40.72%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on BAH. Bank of America Corporation lowered Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Vertical Research lowered Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $42.00 to $36.00 in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Drexel Hamilton lowered Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $39.67 to $27.47 in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (down previously from $43.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.05.

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In other Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation news, CAO Joseph W. Mahaffee sold 120,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.25, for a total value of $4,590,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 24,140 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.51, for a total transaction of $929,631.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 239,140 shares of company stock valued at $9,225,081. 3.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation 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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