Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) Earns News Sentiment Score of -0.01

Headlines about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 89 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) traded down 0.18% on Friday, reaching $33.48. The company had a trading volume of 21,655 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $34.82 and a 200 day moving average of $35.61. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a one year low of $29.55 and a one year high of $39.67. The stock has a market cap of $4.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.11 and a beta of 1.31.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 22nd. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation had a net margin of 4.35% and a return on equity of 49.46%. The company had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation will post $1.88 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Saturday, June 10th were issued a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 40.72%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on BAH shares. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Barclays PLC downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, May 1st. Drexel Hamilton downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $39.67 to $27.47 in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Vertical Research downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $42.00 to $36.00 in a report on Friday, June 16th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.55.

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In other news, CFO Lloyd Howell, Jr. sold 24,140 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.51, for a total transaction of $929,631.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CAO Joseph W. Mahaffee sold 120,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.25, for a total transaction of $4,590,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 239,140 shares of company stock valued at $9,225,081. Company insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Company Profile

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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