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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BAH. The maximum price target given was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 28.63 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 34, implying potential capital losses of -0.6 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.04 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

BAH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.04 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of BAH is 1.57.

In the last 52-weeks, BAH has achieved a high of 39.68 and a low of 29.55. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.76 percent, and 13.79 percent below the high. BAH has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.