Leidos Holdings Inc. [NYSE: LDOS] gained 3.30% on the last trading session, reaching $98.30 price per share at the time. The company report on August 3, 2020 that Leidos Appoints Elizabeth Porter to Health Group President.
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Liz) Porter to Health Group President, effective immediately. Porter will report to Chairman and CEO Roger Krone.
The Health Group is a $2 billion, 7,500-person business with deep technology and life sciences expertise that transforms patient care, as well as provider and payer operations. As group president, Porter will have responsibility for all Health Group activities, including new business growth, technology development and thought leadership.
Leidos Holdings Inc. represents 142.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $13.55 billion with the latest information. LDOS stock price has been found in the range of $94.90 to $98.59.
If compared to the average trading volume of 1.04M shares, LDOS reached a trading volume of 1194455 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $117.17 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 1.80. 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 2.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for LDOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.19. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for LDOS in the course of the last twelve months was 18.17.
Trading performance analysis for LDOS stock
Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.03. With this latest performance, LDOS shares gained by 4.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.06% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 20.08% 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 64.85, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.61 for Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 95.60, while it was recorded at 93.59 for the last single week of trading, and 95.87 for the last 200 days.
Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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.
Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Leidos Holdings Inc. [LDOS]
There are presently around $10,555 million, or 78.10% 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 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 9,351,386 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $919.24 million in LDOS stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $735.87 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 289 institutional holders increased their position in Leidos Holdings Inc. [NYSE:LDOS] by around 8,069,504 shares. Additionally, 266 investors decreased positions by around 9,042,094 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 90,264,983 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 107,376,581 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LDOS stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,486,397 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 660,719 shares during the same period.