Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] Stock trading around $100.37 per share: What’s Next?



Leidos Holdings Inc. [NYSE: LDOS] closed the trading session at $100.37 on 06/11/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $100.34, while the highest price level was $103.794. The stocks have a year to date performance of 2.53 percent and weekly performance of -5.28 percent. The stock has been moved at 11.97 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 0.46 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 16.98 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.20M shares, LDOS reached to a volume of 1074259 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LDOS shares is $114.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LDOS stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Leidos Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 07, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 20, 2020, representing the official price target for Leidos Holdings Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Leidos Holdings Inc. is set at 3.04, with the Price to Sales ratio for LDOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.14. Price to Free Cash Flow for LDOS in the course of the last twelve months was 19.10.

LDOS stock trade performance evaluation

Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.28. With this latest performance, LDOS shares gained by 0.46% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 26.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LDOS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.81 for Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 99.13, while it was recorded at 104.68 for the last single week of trading, and 94.63 for the last 200 days.

Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.10 and a Gross Margin at +13.95. Leidos Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.01.

Return on Total Capital for LDOS is now 13.52, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.24. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.85, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.15. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 100.91. Additionally, LDOS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 50.23, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.66. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 95.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.41.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] managed to generate an average of $19,618 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.14 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.19.Leidos Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Leidos Holdings Inc. posted 1.16/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.11/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LDOS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Leidos Holdings Inc. go to 10.35%.

Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $11,415 million, or 78.30% of LDOS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LDOS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 16,414,333, which is approximately 3.672% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 9,351,386 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $979.75 million in LDOS stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $784.3 million in LDOS stock with ownership of nearly 1.393% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Leidos Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 288 institutional holders increased their position in Leidos Holdings Inc. [NYSE:LDOS] by around 8,021,782 shares. Additionally, 285 investors decreased positions by around 8,787,766 shares, while 68 investors held positions by with 92,144,273 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 108,953,821 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LDOS stock had 93 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,435,028 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 684,769 shares during the same period.



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