5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Booz Allen

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE: BAH  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Booz Allen's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Booz Allen facts

Headquarters (Founded) McLean, Va. (1914)
Market Cap $2.3 billion
Industry IT consulting and other services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $5.8 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Dr. Ralph Shrader (since 1999)
CFO Samuel Strickland (since 2008)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 20.1%
Cash/Debt $356.2 million / $979.9 million
Competitors Accenture
General Dynamics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 40 members who have rated Booz Allen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star InvestWhatWorks, highlighted the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

I believe Booz Allen Hamilton is currently being overlooked. The company should do very well in the coming years. Its return to the private-sector and international government-entities will bring with it greater profits. Additionally, private-sector consulting will give the company exposure to much higher-margins (compared to public-sector consulting). These factors should help pave the way for Booz Allen Hamilton to initiate a dividend in the future.

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  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2012, at 8:27 AM, InvestWhatWorks wrote:

    Happened quicker than I thought it would. Booz Allen declared a dividend today. Quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share. Record date: February 13th.

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