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Exploring Growth Opportunities In Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH)

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) shares, rose in value on Friday, 05/13/22, with the stock price up by 1.14% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $80.53.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $79.62, falling within a range of $79.77 and $80.80. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 0.69 whereas the PE ratio was 19.13 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $91.46, and the low was $69.68. On the whole, BAH has fluctuated by -8.56% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation currently standing at about $10.87 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Jan 27, 2022 – Jan 31, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 1.72, with its dividend yield at 2.14%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.98, which is expected to increase to $1.09 for fiscal year $4.26 and then to about $4.67 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 9.20% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 9.60%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.13 billion, with a low estimate of $2.06 billion and a high estimate of $2.18 billion. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 6.40%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $8.49 billion, representing an increase of 8.00% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that BAH’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Sell.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 1.90, with the price of BAH currently trading nearly -5.13% and -6.20% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 38.55, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 2.71% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 2.44%. Furthermore, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH)’s beta value is 0.71, and its average true range (ATR) is 2.12.

A comparison of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. BAH showed an intraday change of 1.14% in last session, and over the past year, it shrunk by -3.15%%. In comparison, DXC Technology Company (DXC) has moved higher at 5.51% on the day and was down -19.51% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Accenture plc (ACN) has risen 1.98% on the day. The stock, however, is off -0.50% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 1.16% for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -7.71%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 19.13 for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, and 28.90 for Accenture plc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 2.39%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.47%.

Data on historical trading for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 0.94 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 1.08 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 133.59 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.80% of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 94.10% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 1.18 million shares as on Dec 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 1.59. According to the data, the short interest in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) stood at 0.88% of shares outstanding as of Dec 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Nov 14, 2021 reached 1.54 million. The stock has fallen by -5.02% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the BAH stock heading into the next quarter.

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