Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Jefferies Group LLC in a note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $52.00 price target on the aerospace company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target suggests a potential downside of 7.04% from the company’s current price.

A number of other research firms have also commented on LDOS. Cowen and Company raised their price target on Leidos Holdings from $58.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Leidos Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub lowered Leidos Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Leidos Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Leidos Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $59.30.

Shares of Leidos Holdings (NYSE LDOS) traded down 0.38% during trading on Friday, hitting $55.73. The stock had a trading volume of 200,580 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $8.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.97 and a beta of 1.73. Leidos Holdings has a 1-year low of $38.75 and a 1-year high of $57.76. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.00 and a 200 day moving average of $53.10.

Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The aerospace company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $2.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. Leidos Holdings had a return on equity of 17.35% and a net margin of 3.34%. Leidos Holdings’s revenue was up 99.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.68 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Leidos Holdings will post $3.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its stake in shares of Leidos Holdings by 0.9% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,975 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of Leidos Holdings by 2.0% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,191 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Leidos Holdings by 0.4% in the second quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 15,546 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $804,000 after buying an additional 67 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake in shares of Leidos Holdings by 0.4% in the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 20,940 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $1,082,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in shares of Leidos Holdings by 0.8% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,212 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $528,000 after buying an additional 86 shares in the last quarter. 74.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Leidos Holdings 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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