Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $68.00 price objective on the aerospace company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective would suggest a potential upside of 10.66% from the company’s current price.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Leidos Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Leidos Holdings in a report on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Leidos Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Leidos Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $61.00 to $68.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on Leidos Holdings from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $66.33.

Leidos Holdings (LDOS) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $61.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 599,361 shares, compared to its average volume of 935,398. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The company has a market capitalization of $9,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.88, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.67. Leidos Holdings has a 52-week low of $47.81 and a 52-week high of $64.20.

Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.55 billion. Leidos Holdings 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.25 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Leidos Holdings will post 3.68 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, Director Gary Stephen May sold 800 shares of Leidos Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.75, for a total value of $44,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 6,680 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $372,410. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in Leidos Holdings by 0.9% during 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 during the last quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. increased its position in Leidos Holdings by 31.2% during the second quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 2,158 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 513 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in Leidos Holdings by 2.0% during 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 during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Leidos Holdings by 263.0% during the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,111 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 2,254 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. acquired a new position in Leidos Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $174,000. 74.58% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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