Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) Stake Raised by Aviva PLC

Aviva PLC grew its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (NYSE:BAH) by 58.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 50,082 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 18,567 shares during the period. Aviva PLC’s holdings in Booz Allen Hamilton were worth $3,563,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the third quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Signaturefd LLC raised its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 215.4% during the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 719 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $51,000 after buying an additional 491 shares during the last quarter. Great Diamond Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $57,000. CFM Wealth Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $75,000. Finally, CWM LLC raised its holdings in shares of Booz Allen Hamilton by 32.6% during the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,066 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $76,000 after buying an additional 262 shares during the last quarter. 91.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NYSE BAH opened at $71.91 on Thursday. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. has a 12 month low of $52.19 and a 12 month high of $82.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.51, a current ratio of 1.93 and a quick ratio of 1.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.88 billion, a PE ratio of 22.88, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.92. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $77.03 and its 200 day simple moving average is $73.18.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The business services provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.04. Booz Allen Hamilton had a net margin of 5.96% and a return on equity of 54.84%. The business had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.72 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. will post 3.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 28th. Investors of record on Friday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 13th. This is a positive change from Booz Allen Hamilton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. Booz Allen Hamilton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.93%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BAH shares. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $76.00 to $79.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 29th. Raymond James lifted their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton from $80.00 to $84.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, February 3rd. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Booz Allen Hamilton in a report on Sunday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on Booz Allen Hamilton to $88.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Booz Allen Hamilton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.40.

In other Booz Allen Hamilton news, EVP Gary D. Labovich sold 7,442 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.00, for a total value of $602,802.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher Ling sold 20,000 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total transaction of $1,480,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 135,169 shares of company stock worth $10,260,071 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

Booz Allen Hamilton Profile

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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