Wall Street brokerages forecast that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) will report $0.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Booz Allen Hamilton’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.46 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.40. Booz Allen Hamilton posted earnings of $0.38 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 13.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th.

On average, analysts expect that Booz Allen Hamilton will report full year earnings of $1.92 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.87 to $1.96. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.06 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.97 to $2.15. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Booz Allen Hamilton.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion during 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%. Booz Allen Hamilton’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.46 earnings per share.

BAH has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Vertical Research upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.95.

In related news, insider Karen M. Dahut sold 46,406 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.02, for a total value of $1,764,356.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth M. Thompson sold 28,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total transaction of $1,027,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 104,406 shares of company stock valued at $3,871,976 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 13.1% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,497 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 27.8% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,602 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $150,000 after acquiring an additional 1,001 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton by 8.2% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,603 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $150,000 after acquiring an additional 347 shares during the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new position in Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $206,000. Finally, Fiduciary Trust Co. purchased a new position in Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $217,000. Institutional investors own 92.60% of the company’s stock.

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) opened at $38.55 on Monday. Booz Allen Hamilton has a twelve month low of $31.06 and a twelve month high of $39.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,621.05, a P/E ratio of 20.95, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.33.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.76%. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 13th. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.57%.

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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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