Shares of DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:DLHC) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $8.25 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned DLH an industry rank of 102 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on DLHC. ValuEngine cut DLH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Noble Financial set a $8.00 price target on DLH and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded DLH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 26th.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in DLH stock. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:DLHC) by 9.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 80,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,766 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc owned 0.68% of DLH worth $464,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.78% of the company’s stock.

DLH stock traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $5.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,029 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,786. The stock has a market cap of $60.33 million, a PE ratio of 13.13 and a beta of 0.36. DLH has a 52 week low of $4.16 and a 52 week high of $6.30.

DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 13th. The business services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $32.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.30 million. DLH had a return on equity of 14.20% and a net margin of 1.38%. Research analysts forecast that DLH will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

About DLH

DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veterans' health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.

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