News articles about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9975685132985 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE BAH) opened at $37.39 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,336.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.28. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $31.06 and a 12 month high of $39.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a current ratio of 1.59.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a return on equity of 47.37% and a net margin of 4.52%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. This is an increase from Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.57%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on BAH shares. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.72.

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In other Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation news, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.02, for a total transaction of $1,764,356.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 28,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total value of $1,027,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 150,407 shares of company stock valued at $5,434,430. Corporate insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

About Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation

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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