Analysts Anticipate DLH Holdings Corp. (DLHC) to Announce $0.15 Earnings Per Share

Shares of DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DLHC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 12-month consensus price target of $7.13 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.15 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given DLH an industry rank of 17 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of DLH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. TheStreet cut shares of DLH from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of DLH from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th.

In other news, CFO Kathryn M. Johnbull purchased 13,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.84 per share, for a total transaction of $75,920.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.00, for a total transaction of $1,200,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 367,400 shares of company stock worth $2,223,550. Corporate insiders own 25.90% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of DLHC. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc purchased a new stake in shares of DLH during the third quarter valued at approximately $2,342,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of DLH during the third quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in shares of DLH by 8.9% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 161,290 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $994,000 after buying an additional 13,200 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.57% of the company’s stock.

Shares of DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) opened at $5.71 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $70.82, a PE ratio of 21.29 and a beta of 0.20. DLH has a fifty-two week low of $4.10 and a fifty-two week high of $6.83.

DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The business services provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $30.22 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.00 million. DLH had a net margin of 0.09% and a return on equity of 10.06%. analysts forecast that DLH will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About DLH

DLH Holdings Corp. provides healthcare and social services in the United States. It offers defense and veteransÂ’ health solutions, including case management, physical and behavioral health examinations, and medical administration and logistics services. The company also provides a range of human services and solutions, which consists of educational and environmental support services for the underserved children and youth comprising health, nutritional, parental, and behavioral services; and IT system architecture design, migration plan, and ongoing maintenance services.

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