Analyst Ratings for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (BAH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE:BAH) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for BAH last month.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 4. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for BAH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 28.63 percent. The minimum price target given was 34, implying potential capital losses of -0.6 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.04 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

BAH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.04 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BAH is 1.57.

BAH has traded between a high of 39.68 and a low of 29.55 over the past year. Today's price is 15.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.79 percent below the high. BAH has a P/E ratio of 20.46. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BAH value stock report compares BAH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BAH is $5.04 billion. BAH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.