TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) by 5.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,133 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 910 shares during the period. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Leidos were worth $1,226,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LDOS. Lunia Capital LP grew its position in Leidos by 5,549.2% in the 4th quarter. Lunia Capital LP now owns 17,376,986 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $17,377,000 after purchasing an additional 17,069,387 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Leidos by 2.3% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,848,515 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $730,094,000 after purchasing an additional 317,521 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in shares of Leidos by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 13,668,049 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $945,282,000 after buying an additional 264,927 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its holdings in Leidos by 0.7% in the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,907,409 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $205,999,000 after buying an additional 26,292 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Leidos by 5,498.8% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 3,142,692 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $60,000 after buying an additional 3,086,560 shares during the period. 76.87% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Leidos stock traded down $0.80 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $64.00. The company had a trading volume of 445,411 shares, compared to its average volume of 923,942. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.61, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Leidos Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $50.33 and a 12-month high of $72.30.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th. The aerospace company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 19.68% and a net margin of 5.70%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Leidos Holdings Inc will post 4.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th were given 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 was Thursday, March 14th. Leidos’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.22%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on LDOS shares. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Leidos in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Leidos in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Leidos from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.60.

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Leidos Company Profile

Leidos Holdings, Inc provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S.

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