DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 1-year consensus target price of $6.75 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.09 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given DLH an industry rank of 81 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

DLHC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of DLH from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of DLH in a report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DLH from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of DLH from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of DLH in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.

DLH (NASDAQ DLHC) traded down $0.33 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $6.15. 6,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,613. DLH has a 52 week low of $4.10 and a 52 week high of $7.38. The company has a market cap of $75.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.61 and a beta of 0.67.

In related news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.11, for a total value of $305,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 21.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of DLH during the 3rd quarter valued at about $121,000. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of DLH by 149.2% during the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 71,887 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $466,000 after acquiring an additional 43,043 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of DLH by 12.4% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 120,140 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $649,000 after acquiring an additional 13,250 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc purchased a new stake in shares of DLH during the 3rd quarter valued at about $2,342,000. 55.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About DLH

DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veteransÂ’ 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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