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When Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) Will Be A Good Investment?

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) has a beta value of 0.90 and has seen 0.6 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $14.04B, closed the last trade at $99.02 per share which meant it lost -$0.14 on the day or -0.14% during that session. The LDOS stock price is -14.88% off its 52-week high price of $113.75 and 20.07% above the 52-week low of $79.15. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 0.61 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 677.55K shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 1.90. 0 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 3 out of 13 have rated it as a Hold, with 9 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $1.58.

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Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) trade information

Sporting -0.14% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Friday, 09/03/21 when the LDOS stock price touched $99.02 or saw a rise of 0.72%. Year-to-date, Leidos Holdings Inc. shares have moved -5.80%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 0.82%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) have changed 5.06%. Short interest in the company has seen 1.35 million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.68.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $116.90, which means that the shares’ value could jump 15.3% from current levels. The projected low price target is $109.00 while the price target rests at a high of $124.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -25.23% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock gain -10.08% from current levels.

Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Leidos Holdings Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 7.63% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 11.15%, compared to 14.70% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 1.90% and 9.50% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 13.90%.

11 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $3.38 billion for the current quarter. 10 have an estimated revenue figure of $3.6 billion for the next quarter concluding in Sep 2021. Year-ago sales stood $2.91 billion and $3.17 billion respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 15.80% for the current quarter and 13.50% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 5.80% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -5.20% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 9.60%.

LDOS Dividends

Leidos Holdings Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between November 01 and November 05 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.36 at a share yield of 1.37%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 1.89%.

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)’s Major holders

Insiders own 0.82% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 79.33% with a share float percentage of 79.98%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Leidos Holdings Inc. having a total of 760 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 14.46 million shares worth more than $1.39 billion. As of Mar 30, 2021, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 10.23% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is JP Morgan Chase & Company, with the holding of over 13.97 million shares as of Mar 30, 2021. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $1.35 billion and represent 9.88% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and JP Morgan U.S. Equity Fund. As of Mar 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 2.83% shares in the company for having 4.0 million shares of worth $385.2 million while later fund manager owns 3.47 million shares of worth $334.45 million as of Mar 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 2.46% of company’s outstanding stock.

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