Short Interest of The Day: Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) Has Increase in Shorts

November 25, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest of The Day: Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) Has Increase in Shorts

The stock of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) registered an increase of 9.64% in short interest. BAH’s total short interest was 2.14 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 9.64% from 1.95M shares, reported previously. With 743,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their BAH’s short positions. The short interest to Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s float is 1.67%. The stock closed at $36.89 during the last session. It is down 32.79% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.38% the S&P500.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $5.56 billion. The Firm is a well-known provider of management and technology, consulting and engineering services to the United States and international governments, firms and not-for-profit organizations. It has a 18.18 P/E ratio. The Company’s client base includes government, commercial and international clients.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.74, from 1.64 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 26 funds sold all Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation shares owned while 54 reduced positions. 33 funds bought stakes while 98 increased positions. They now own 127.62 million shares or 2.61% less from 131.05 million shares in 2016Q1.
Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Ltd owns 10,440 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Voya Mgmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in the company for 100,605 shares. Capstone Advisors Ltd Liability owns 39,400 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Globeflex Cap Ltd Partnership owns 48,848 shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Art Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.09% invested in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 57,665 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 434,782 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Capital Fund holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for 71,200 shares. Colony Grp Inc Lc has 83,428 shares for 0.27% of their US portfolio. Ahl Ptnrs Llp last reported 0.14% of its portfolio in the stock. Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon holds 2.03 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 12,655 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Boston Ptnrs has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH). Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability has 0.05% invested in the company for 127,804 shares. Channing Cap Limited Com, a Illinois-based fund reported 2.33 million shares.

Insider Transactions: Since May 27, 2016, the stock had 1 buy, and 5 selling transactions for $7.86 million net activity. EXPLORER COINVEST LLC also sold $364.13M worth of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) on Friday, May 27. Another trade for 43,777 shares valued at $1.38 million was made by LOGUE JOSEPH on Tuesday, September 27. Penfield Susan L bought $827 worth of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) on Thursday, June 30. Shares for $1.92M were sold by MAHAFFEE JOSEPH W.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 89% are positive. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has been the topic of 15 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, November 18. The stock of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating given by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, July 28. Zacks upgraded the shares of BAH in a report on Tuesday, August 4 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Friday, September 11. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Bank of America on Monday, November 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) rating on Thursday, January 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $35 price target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30 with “Outperform”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 22 by William Blair.

BAH Company Profile

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, incorporated on May 12, 2008, is a holding company. The Firm is a well-known provider of management and technology, consulting and engineering services to the United States and international governments, firms and not-for-profit organizations. The Company’s client base includes government, commercial and international clients. The Company’s commercial clients in the United States are primarily in the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy, high-technology manufacturing, retail, and automotive industries. The Company’s international clients are primarily in the Middle East, along with a presence in Southeast Asia.

More notable recent Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) news were published by: Wsj.com which released: “Booz Allen Faces More Fallout After NSA Contractor’s Arrest” on October 05, 2016, also Wsj.com with their article: “Booz Allen Hamilton Launches External Security Review in Wake of Harold Martin …” published on October 27, 2016, Wsj.com published: “Booz Allen Hamilton Profit, Sales Climb as Backlog Reaches Record” on May 18, 2016. More interesting news about Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) Stock Falls on NSA Contractor’s …” published on October 06, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: International Game Technology, Booz Allen Hamilton …” with publication date: August 04, 2016.

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