BAH stock: buy or sell?
February 14th, 2020
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.
Should I buy BAH stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Booz Allen Hamilton stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Booz Allen Hamilton stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for BAH stock for the last 30 days.
BAH stock analysis
Booz Allen Hamilton shares gained 0.56% to $76.65 on Feb/14.
Booz Allen Hamilton shares gained 0.56% to $76.65 on Feb 14th. On Jan/6, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 5.91%. Since last January when BAH stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $5.81 (8.20%). On January/31, BAH hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $79.64 recorded on January/15. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Booz Allen Hamilton shares decreased -0.60% this week, ending at $76.65. Early January BAH skyrocketed an impressive 5.21% in just one week.
Booz Allen Hamilton stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, BAH might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Booz Allen Hamilton marked late January. Late December 2019, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 8.51%. Late December 2019 BAH price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
BAH stock price history
BAH IPO was on November 18th, 2010 at $10.72 per share1. Since then, BAH stock grew a 615.00%, with a yearly average of 68.30%. If you had invested right after BAH's IPO a $1,000 in BAH stock in 2010, it would worth $6,150.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
BAH stock historical price chart
BAH stock reached all-time highs on January 31st with a price of $81.67.
BAH stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Booz Allen Hamilton stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on May, Booz Allen Hamilton . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Booz Allen Hamilton annual turnover escalated an excellent 6.33% to $6,171.85 M USD from $5,804.28 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained stable a 0.59% to 4.94%. To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Booz Allen Hamilton, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Booz Allen Hamilton TTM sales up to were $4,923.96 and earnings were $328.95 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Booz Allen Hamilton business evolution since March 2018: Annual revenues up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a spooky -20.22%. Instead, profit margin (net income/revenues) raised at 4.94%.
|2013||$5,760 M||-||$210 M3.6%||-|
|2014||$5,480 M||-4.86%||$229 M4.2%||9.09%|
|2015||$5,275 M||-3.75%||$233 M4.4%||1.52%|
|2016||$5,406 M||2.48%||$294 M5.4%||26.45%|
|2017||$5,804 M||7.37%||$252 M4.4%||-14.15%|
|2018||$6,172 M||6.33%||$305 M4.9%||20.84%|
|TTM||$4,924 M||-20.22%||$329 M6.7%||7.81%|
Quarterly financial resultsBooz Allen Hamilton reported M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.94%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Booz Allen Hamilton sales marked a chilling loss and plunged a -100.00%.
|2017-Q1||$1,580 M||-||$66 M4.2%||-|
|2017-Q2||$1,490 M||-5.70%||$79 M5.3%||19.65%|
|2017-Q3||$1,542 M||3.50%||$71 M4.6%||-10.19%|
|2017-Q4||$1,500 M||-2.73%||$70 M4.7%||-1.61%|
|2018-Q1||$1,635 M||9.03%||$86 M5.3%||23.15%|
|2018-Q2||$1,647 M||0.70%||$104 M6.3%||21.27%|
|2018-Q3||$1,614 M||-1.99%||$93 M5.7%||-11.03%|
|2018-Q4||$1,663 M||3.04%||$132 M7.9%||42.41%|
Booz Allen Hamilton ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Booz Allen Hamilton shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.99% of all shares.
Bearish positions for BAH stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$10.7 B|
|Total shares||140.2 M|
|Float shares||137.1 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||2.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 14th, 2020|
|Day range||$75.82 - $76.66|
|Average true range||$1.49|
|50d mov avg||$74.49|
|100d mov avg||$72.65|
|200d mov avg||$69.80|
Booz Allen Hamilton performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Booz Allen Hamilton stock.
|BAHBooz Allen Hamilt...||4.47%||5.94%||44.54%|