Leidos (LDOS) Reaches New 1-Year High at $64.28
Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $64.28 and last traded at $64.13, with a volume of 747700 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $63.18.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Leidos in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Citigroup raised their price target on Leidos from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Leidos in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Leidos from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $69.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $68.00.
The company has a market capitalization of $9,701.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.72, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03.
Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $2.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.55 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 17.20% and a net margin of 3.04%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.25 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Leidos Holdings, Inc. will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. Leidos’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 63.05%.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in LDOS. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Leidos by 58.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,484,518 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $386,874,000 after purchasing an additional 2,758,658 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Leidos by 11.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,650,322 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $653,894,000 after acquiring an additional 1,280,482 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management boosted its holdings in Leidos by 9,004.1% during the 2nd quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 1,144,569 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $59,163,000 after acquiring an additional 1,131,997 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Leidos by 20.5% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,560,128 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $235,717,000 after acquiring an additional 776,462 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Leidos by 12.9% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,501,353 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $180,985,000 after acquiring an additional 399,849 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.54% of the company’s stock.
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Leidos Holdings, Inc (Leidos) is a science and technology solutions company focused on delivering solutions primarily in the areas of national security, health and engineering. The Company is a holding company whose direct 100%-owned subsidiary is Leidos, Inc, which delivers science and technology solutions in the areas of national security, health and engineering to agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and other United States Government civil agencies, state and local government agencies, foreign governments and customers across a variety of commercial markets.
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