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Leidos Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:LDOS)

$89.49
+0.48 (+0.54 %)
(As of 11/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$88.61
Now: $89.49
$90.17
50-Day Range
$79.34
MA: $83.78
$88.74
52-Week Range
$50.33
Now: $89.49
$89.08
Volume59,189 shs
Average Volume1.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$12.67 billion
P/E Ratio20.43
Dividend Yield1.55%
Beta1.51
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer integrated systems design
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
SectorAerospace
CUSIP78390X10
Phone571-526-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.19 billion
Cash Flow$6.42 per share
Book Value$22.11 per share

Profitability

Net Income$582 million

Miscellaneous

Employees32,000
Market Cap$12.67 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Leidos' stock symbol?

Leidos trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LDOS."

How often does Leidos pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Leidos?

Leidos announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 25th. Investors of record on Monday, December 16th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share on Friday, December 27th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 13th. View Leidos' Dividend History.

How will Leidos' stock buyback program work?

Leidos declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 22nd 2018, which allows the company to buyback 20,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Leidos' earnings last quarter?

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 29th. The aerospace company reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.17. The aerospace company earned $2.84 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.73 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 21.12% and a net margin of 6.25%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. View Leidos' Earnings History.

When is Leidos' next earnings date?

Leidos is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 18th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Leidos.

What guidance has Leidos issued on next quarter's earnings?

Leidos updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.90-$5.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.71. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.9-$11.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.82 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LDOS?

11 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Leidos' shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $97.00. On average, they anticipate Leidos' share price to reach $86.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Leidos.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Leidos?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Leidos in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Leidos.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Leidos stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Leidos stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Leidos Holdings has outperformed its industry in the past one year. Increased contract wins from the Pentagon and other U.S. allies owing to its cost-effective defense solutions have been acting as a key catalyst for this defense major. In fact, these contract wins tend to bolster its backlog, thereby boosting its revenue growth prospects. Its strong balance sheet and a steady cash flow position offer it substantial financial flexibility. However, the outcome of any ongoing or future audits is unpredictable, and if future adjustments exceed the company’s estimates the company's profitability may be adversely affected. A comparative analysis of Leidos Holdings historical EV/EBITDA ratio reflects a relatively gloomy picture that might be a cause for investors’ concern." (9/17/2019)
  • 2. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "We are encouraged to see some of the higher margin profile within existing programs becoming more evident." (2/22/2019)

Has Leidos been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about LDOS stock has been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Leidos earned a media sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the aerospace company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Leidos.

Are investors shorting Leidos?

Leidos saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,030,000 shares, an increase of 47.1% from the September 30th total of 2,740,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,820,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Leidos' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Leidos' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Leidos own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Leidos investors own include Science Applications International (SAIC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Raytheon (RTN), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Costco Wholesale (COST) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Leidos' key executives?

Leidos' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Roger A. Krone, Chairman & CEO (Age 62)
  • Mr. James C. Reagan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jerald S. Howe Jr., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 63)
  • Mr. Jonathan W. Scholl, Pres of Health Group (Age 57)
  • Ms. Angela Louise Heise, Pres of Civil Group (Age 44)

Who are Leidos' major shareholders?

Leidos' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.48%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.84%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.42%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.40%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.24%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.23%). Company insiders that own Leidos stock include Gary Stephen May and John P Jumper. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Leidos.

Which major investors are selling Leidos stock?

LDOS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Rhumbline Advisers, First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Texas Permanent School Fund, BB&T Securities LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc. and Mason Street Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Leidos.

Which major investors are buying Leidos stock?

LDOS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Leidos.

How do I buy shares of Leidos?

Shares of LDOS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Leidos' stock price today?

One share of LDOS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $89.49.

How big of a company is Leidos?

Leidos has a market capitalization of $12.67 billion and generates $10.19 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $582 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.38 on an earnings per share basis. Leidos employs 32,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Leidos.

What is Leidos' official website?

The official website for Leidos is http://www.leidos.com/.

How can I contact Leidos?

Leidos' mailing address is 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE, RESTON VA, 20190. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at 571-526-6000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Leidos (NYSE LDOS)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  438 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  515 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  953
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Leidos and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LDOS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LDOS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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