Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) Director Charles O. Rossotti sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total transaction of $532,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

BAH stock opened at $54.45 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.54, a current ratio of 1.50 and a quick ratio of 1.45. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a 1-year low of $35.23 and a 1-year high of $54.46. The firm has a market cap of $7.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.14.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $1.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.60 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 2.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 13th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s payout ratio is presently 37.81%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BAH. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton by 1.0% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 984,495 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $43,052,000 after purchasing an additional 9,986 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton during the third quarter valued at $237,000. Clinton Group Inc. bought a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton during the third quarter valued at $746,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Booz Allen Hamilton by 9.0% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 284,767 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $14,133,000 after purchasing an additional 23,570 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Hawaiian Bank bought a new stake in Booz Allen Hamilton during the third quarter valued at $848,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.06% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently issued reports on BAH shares. Wells Fargo & Co set a $58.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Monday, October 29th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Raymond James upped their price target 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. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.63.

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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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