Press coverage about Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7252886643898 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Booz Allen Hamilton stock traded down $0.01 during trading on Monday, reaching $38.83. The stock had a trading volume of 704,827 shares, compared to its average volume of 889,062. Booz Allen Hamilton has a 52-week low of $31.06 and a 52-week high of $40.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.14. The company has a market capitalization of $5,634.23, a P/E ratio of 22.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.25.
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 50.81%. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on BAH shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Booz Allen Hamilton has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.61.
In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, Director Ralph W. Shrader sold 200,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.92, for a total transaction of $7,784,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.03, for a total transaction of $1,857,632.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 383,131 shares of company stock worth $15,047,125. 3.04% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Booz Allen Hamilton Company Profile
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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