Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 15,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.50, for a total transaction of $817,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.
Shares of BAH opened at $53.46 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $7.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.60, a PEG ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.54. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a twelve month low of $37.01 and a twelve month high of $54.74.
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.14. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 6.31% and a return on equity of 61.40%. The business had revenue of $1.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.60 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 2.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be given a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 13th. This is an increase from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Booz Allen Hamilton’s payout ratio is 37.81%.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. CWM LLC grew its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 81.9% in the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 815 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 367 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 47.4% in the 4th quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 821 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 264 shares during the period. Pearl River Capital LLC bought a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton in the 4th quarter worth approximately $37,000. Enlightenment Research LLC bought a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton in the 4th quarter worth approximately $104,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its position in Booz Allen Hamilton by 85.3% in the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 3,814 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 1,756 shares during the period. 94.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Raymond James lifted their target price on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 29th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Finally, Cowen reissued 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 equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Booz Allen Hamilton presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.63.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
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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