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

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$76.73 +1.46 (+1.94 %)
(As of 05/22/2019 07:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$75.27
Today's Range$75.58 - $76.79
52-Week Range$50.33 - $76.79
Volume1.27 million shs
Average Volume957,853 shs
Market Capitalization$11.07 billion
P/E Ratio17.52
Dividend Yield1.70%
Beta1.74
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$6.3152 per share
Book Value$22.86 per share

Profitability

Net Income$582 million

Miscellaneous

Employees32,000
Market Cap$11.07 billion
Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. View Leidos' Dividend History.

How will Leidos' stock buyback program work?

Leidos announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 22nd 2018, which permits the company to buyback 20,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Leidos' earnings last quarter?

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The aerospace company reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.13. The aerospace company had revenue of $2.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.49 billion. Leidos had a return on equity of 20.08% and a net margin of 6.47%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.03 EPS. View Leidos' Earnings History.

When is Leidos' next earnings date?

Leidos is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 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, April, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.30-4.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.55. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.5-10.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.68 billion.Leidos also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.30-4.65 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LDOS?

6 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Leidos' shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate Leidos' stock price to reach $80.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Leidos.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Leidos?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Leidos in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 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?

Press coverage about LDOS stock has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Leidos earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the aerospace company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), CVS Health (CVS) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.58%), FMR LLC (6.10%), Boston Partners (2.70%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.14%), FIL Ltd (2.06%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (1.55%). 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 Southpoint Capital Advisors LP, FMR LLC, FIL Ltd, Lunia Capital LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Cowen Prime Services LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Leidos.

Which major investors are buying Leidos stock?

LDOS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Ronna Sue Cohen, Victory Capital Management Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Cresset Asset Management LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Andra AP fonden and First National Bank of Omaha. 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 $76.73.

How big of a company is Leidos?

Leidos has a market capitalization of $11.07 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:  347 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  417 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  764
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 5/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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