NYSE:LDOS - Leidos Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$65.40 +0.15 (+0.23 %)
(As of 04/23/2019 02:33 AM ET)
Previous Close$65.25
Today's Range$64.85 - $65.63
52-Week Range$50.33 - $72.30
Volume879,600 shs
Average Volume908,405 shs
Market Capitalization$9.39 billion
P/E Ratio14.93
Dividend Yield1.96%
Beta1.71
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. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, military services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions include technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, logistics, and cybersecurity solutions, as well as intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Civil segment provides systems integration services to Air Navigation Service providers, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and airport operators; and vehicle and cargo inspection system, which enables the scanning of vehicles and cargo that produces an image using a low radiation dose. It also offers information technology (IT) solutions in cloud computing, mobility, application modernization, DevOps, data center, network modernization, asset management, help desk operations, and digital workplace enablement; federal environment and infrastructure; and logistics services. The Health segment offers solutions to federal and commercial customers responsible for health and well-being of people worldwide, including complex systems integration, managed health services, enterprise IT transformation, and life sciences services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

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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$6.2704 per share
Book Value$22.11 per share

Profitability

Net Income$582 million

Miscellaneous

Employees32,000
Market Cap$9.39 billion
Next Earnings Date4/30/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. View Leidos' Dividend History.

How will Leidos' stock buyback program work?

Leidos announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Leidos' earnings last quarter?

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 19th. The aerospace company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.03. The aerospace company earned $2.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 billion. Leidos had a net margin of 5.70% and a return on equity of 19.68%. The business's revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 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, April 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Leidos.

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

Leidos issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.25-4.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.76. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.5-10.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.64 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LDOS?

4 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Leidos' stock. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect Leidos' share price to reach $74.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Leidos.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Leidos?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Leidos in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 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. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "We are encouraged to see some of the higher margin profile within existing programs becoming more evident." (2/22/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Increased contract wins for its cost-effective defense solutions from the Pentagon as well as other U.S. allies have been serving as a primary growth driver for Leidos Holdings. In fact, these contract wins tend to bolster the company’s backlog. Moreover, with the current U.S. administration being in favor of increased defense spending, macroeconomic environment in the nation has been boosting the company’s growth prospects. However, Leidos Holdings is susceptible to interest rate risk related to the issuance of debt. A material rise in long-term interest rates is a major risk for capital intensive stocks like Leidos Holdings. With the current U.S. economy being in favor of an increasing interest rate, the credit market might not hugely favor Leidos Holdings. Shares of Leidos Holdings have thus underperformed its industry in the past 12 months." (2/11/2019)

Has Leidos been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about LDOS stock have been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Leidos earned a news sentiment score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Raytheon (RTN), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Nucor (NUE), Starbucks (SBUX), Boeing (BA), Walt Disney (DIS) and General Electric (GE).

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 Ronna Sue Cohen (0.49%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%), Heritage Investors Management Corp (0.03%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%). Company insiders that own Leidos stock include Gary Stephen May, Jerald S Howe Jr 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 Gradient Investments LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio, Pure Financial Advisors Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Leidos.

Which major investors are buying Leidos stock?

LDOS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ronna Sue Cohen, W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Brookstone Capital Management, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Heritage Investors Management Corp and Lavaca Capital LLC. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Leidos' stock price today?

One share of LDOS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.40.

How big of a company is Leidos?

Leidos has a market capitalization of $9.39 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.

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:  332 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  405 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  737
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 4/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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