Leidos Holdings (LDOS) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes
Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:
- 9/19/2017 – Leidos Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock.
- 9/7/2017 – Leidos Holdings was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating.
- 9/1/2017 – Leidos Holdings was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
- 8/31/2017 – Leidos Holdings had its price target raised by analysts at Argus from $62.00 to $64.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
- 8/18/2017 – Leidos Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
- 8/17/2017 – Leidos Holdings was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
- 8/10/2017 – Leidos Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $61.00.
- 8/9/2017 – Leidos Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $62.00.
- 8/5/2017 – Leidos Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $63.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Leidos Holdings Inc. provides science and technology solutions. The company operates in four segments: Defense Solutions; Health, Energy and Civil Solutions; Intelligence and Cybersecurity Solutions, and Corporate and other. It serves in the areas of national security, engineering and health. Leidos Holdings Inc., formerly known as SAIC, Inc., is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. “
- 8/3/2017 – Leidos Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They wrote, “Investors should like strong Q2, hiked 2017 guide, and slightly better than estimated.””
Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE LDOS) traded up 0.41% on Wednesday, hitting $58.26. 397,117 shares of the company were exchanged. Leidos Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $40.96 and a 52 week high of $58.94. The company has a market capitalization of $8.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.10 and a beta of 1.71. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $56.59 and a 200 day moving average of $53.99.
Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The aerospace company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $2.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.56 billion. Leidos Holdings had a net margin of 3.34% and a return on equity of 17.35%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 99.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Leidos Holdings, Inc. will post $3.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. Leidos Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.65%.
In other Leidos Holdings news, Director Gary Stephen May sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.75, for a total transaction of $44,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,680 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $372,410. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Jerald S. Howe, Jr. acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $55.32 per share, with a total value of $110,640.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $110,640. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.
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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