Headlines about Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leidos earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.626721212175 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Leidos (LDOS) traded up $0.95 on Friday, hitting $64.13. The stock had a trading volume of 747,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 928,040. Leidos has a 1 year low of $47.81 and a 1 year high of $64.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market cap of $9,470.00, a PE ratio of 17.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.66.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 revenue for the quarter was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.25 EPS. research analysts expect that Leidos will post 3.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on LDOS shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of Leidos in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet cut Leidos from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on shares of Leidos in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.00.

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Leidos Company Profile

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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