Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

  • Does This Stock Deserve a Premium Over Its Peers?

    By Mark Lin - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BAH, CEB

    During my schooling days, I preferred to seek assistance from my peers, and not private tutors, when I faced difficulties with my academic work. I felt that peers understood the problems I faced from a similar perspective. Corporate executives are thinking in a similar fashion, ditching expensive external consultants for access to the wisdom of peers through member networks. Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB), a member-based advisory company providing subscription-based more »

  • The Contractors that Will Thrive in the Era of Defense Cutbacks

    By Daniel Cawrey - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, GD, LMT, NOC, SAI

    The United States has ended its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the government is now enacting major cuts in defense spending. As a result, some of the biggest defense contractors now have reasons to be worried. There is less money for contractors but more competition for a smaller pool of money.

    Companies that draw a lot of revenue from government contracting such as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) must adjust more »

  • Big Growth But Government Dependent

    By Mike Thiessen - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BAH

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is a management and technology consultancy in the United States. It has strong cash flow, a low P/E versus peers and the stock is flat on the year whereas the S&P is up 8%. Maybe there is an opportunity here for investors to find a good company lagging the market. Booz Allen offers services in strategy and change management, organizational efficiency, HR, cloud more »

  • Could this Tech Stock Earn Big Bucks?

    By Sonam Chamaria - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BAH, IBM

    In its second quarter results, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported some good numbers, with record new bookings. Its take on the year ahead, however, is not so great. What does this mean for its investors? Let us take a look.

    Good show there!

    Accenture's net revenue went up by 4% this quarter to $7.1 billion. Net income saw an impressive 71% increase from the same quarter last year, to more »

  • Don’t Imitate the Insider Purchase of This Financial Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, AON, BAH, MMC, WSH

    Lloyd Yates, a member of Marsh & McLennan's (NYSE: MMC) Board of Directors, purchased 4,000 shares of the stock on March 22 at an average price of $37.32 per share, according to a filing with the SEC. Marsh & McLennan provides insurance and consulting services, and has a market capitalization of over $20 billion.

    We track insider purchases because it generally doesn’t make economic sense for insiders to more »

  • Professional Services and Going Public?

    By Boris Kreiman - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BAH, OMC

    Professional services, once a staid solidly profitable white-shoe industry, has been upended since the two recessions of the 21st century and the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley regarding possible conflicts of interest. In white paper “The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services,” Ross Dawson of Advanced Human Technologies highlights those challenges Professional services players, ranging from law firm Dewey LeBouf to management consultant Monitor Group founded by brand name Michael Porter, filed more »

  • Aerospace and Defense Stock Embraces Commercial Markets

    By Gerelyn Terzo - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, EGL, LLL

    In what can only be described as a coup by Booz Allen (NYSE: BAH), the company was awarded a series of contracts by U.S. federal agencies. The company won a trio of five-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with whom Booz Allen historically does a lot of business. More specifically, the mandates are with the DOT's Federal Highway Administration, and they are worth up to more »

  • How Will the Sequester Hit Defense Stocks?

    By Nate Wooley - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, LLL, LMT, NOC | Editor's Choice

    So we're a little more than a month away from yet another round of Capitol Hill-induced economic chaos. I'm speaking of course, about the reappearing sequestration. The sequester is a set of automatically occurring cuts to federal spending that will hit both defense and social budget items. The idea was to make the cuts so horrible that the politicians on Capitol Hill would work hard to avoid them more »

  • Beyond BP: Obama Cleans House (Sort Of)

    By James Stafford - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: BAH, BP

    The ban on BP (NYSE: BP) is only the tip of the iceberg. In the wake of oil spills, deaths, murky war contracts, sharing of government secrets and other lapses in ethics, Obama’s 2012 house-cleaning project will continue into the New Year.

    Cleaning up the messes of the past decade of contractual chaos in the US is a formidable task, and so far the Obama administration has slapped bans more »

  • 3 Great Cyber Security Stock Plays

    By Karen Rogers - September 22, 2012 | Tickers: BAH, CACI, KEYW

    In April, 2009, Chinese and Russian cyberspies hacked their way into the U.S. electrical grid and left a malware gift designed to shut the grid down.  In November, 2011, a hacker easily hacked the Siemens three character password, gaining access into a South Houston waste water treatment plant’s Siemens Simatic HMI (human machine interface) software.  And the Cyber Security Act of 2012, possibly the most important piece of more »

  • Understanding Government Contracts Part 1

    By Mike Steele - July 12, 2012 | Tickers: BAH, LMT, SAI

    If you invest invest in companies that earn their income as federal government contractors, you need to understand the basics of federal contracting.  When companies put out press releases touting their latest contract win, you should understand the terminology they are using to describe the contract in order to better understand what the company has actually won and what the risks of the contract may be.  In part one of this three part series, we will look at the three simplest federal government contract types: Fixed Price, Cost Plus, and Time & Materials using examples of recent contract wins by Lockheed Martin, Booz-Allen Hamilton, and SAIC.