Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $40.23 and last traded at $39.29, with a volume of 818300 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $39.25.

Several analysts have recently commented on BAH shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Friday, December 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group raised shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.32.

The company has a market capitalization of $5,728.95, a PE ratio of 22.11, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.49.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.50 billion. Booz Allen Hamilton had a return on equity of 48.30% and a net margin of 4.52%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 1.96 EPS for the current year.

In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 11,745 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.50, for a total value of $463,927.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Susan L. Penfield sold 30,022 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.31, for a total value of $1,150,142.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BAH. Comerica Bank grew its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 10.0% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 9,562 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $324,000 after acquiring an additional 873 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 9.1% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 11,157 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $363,000 after acquiring an additional 935 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 6.4% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 42,125 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,372,000 after acquiring an additional 2,531 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management grew its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 42.8% in the second quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 40,647 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,323,000 after acquiring an additional 12,189 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK grew its stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 122.3% in the second quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 41,250 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,342,000 after acquiring an additional 22,693 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.81% of the company’s stock.

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About Booz Allen Hamilton

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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