Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $52.58 and last traded at $52.54, with a volume of 1418202 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $51.22.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on BAH shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Raymond James increased their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Monday, October 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $53.22.

The stock has a market capitalization of $7.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.14, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.67, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.45.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 58.75% and a net margin of 5.50%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. On average, research analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 2.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.81%.

In other news, Director Ralph W. Shrader sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.06, for a total transaction of $1,531,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Gretchen W. Mcclain sold 1,985 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $99,309.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 58,985 shares of company stock worth $3,012,890 over the last ninety days. 3.56% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the 2nd quarter valued at about $144,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its position in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 85.3% during the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 3,814 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $189,000 after acquiring an additional 1,756 shares during the period. Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the 2nd quarter valued at about $208,000. Welch & Forbes LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the 2nd quarter valued at about $212,000. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the 2nd quarter valued at about $213,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.05% of the company’s stock.

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Booz Allen Hamilton Company Profile (NYSE:BAH)

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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